5 Pointz: Before and After the Whitewashing

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C.S. Muncy

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C.S. Muncy


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C.S. Muncy

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C.S. Muncy


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cairsten
cairsten

Some people have interesting ideas about art. An awful lot of that work would have been less amazing (and no more artistic) done with canvas and oils -- and it would have been easier to hoard, shared with fewer people, if it were able to be picked up and stowed away. Is it the fact that they paid for their own supplies and displayed the work for free on a wall instead of in a gallery $20 per head that makes folks look down on it? Because it's not lack of creativity, intricacy, or composition. 

The landlord could have given some warning, let them photograph the work, at the very least, so they could duplicate it elsewhere. He could have told them it needed to come down and let them chip in for removing and replacing the walls to keep the art intact. To simply whitewash over it -- not even ALL the walls, just the art, because apparently splotched white and dingy yellow is better than street art -- makes me hope his next vacation entails a seven-day bout of gastro and single-ply toilet paper.

Willem Powell
Willem Powell

MuthaFuck a 5 Points.....landlord can DO whatever the fuck he/she wants. Spray-paint Your ass.

Dave Cruikshank
Dave Cruikshank

Graffiti folk have funny ideas about private property...at least the landlord let you deface his building for as long he did...revel in that..now it's time for change, they should be happy they got to use the building for free all these years...

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