“Art is an evolutionary act. The shape of art and its role in society is constantly changing. At no point is art static. There are no rules.” - Raymond Salvatore Harmon
By Douglas Byrne (Occasional Graffiti Admirer)
I had the pleasure of meeting a graffiti artist this past week while in New York.
He led Scottie and me to 5pointz...an old, old warehouse building in Long Island City, across the East River from Manhattan. (It's directly across from PS1, a MoMA museum.) The building's owner has generously allowed graffiti artists to use his building as a canvas.
Their website describes it as: “. . . an outdoor art exhibit space in Long Island City, New York, considered to be the world’s premiere “graffiti Mecca,” where aerosol artists from around the globe paint colorful pieces on the walls of a 200,000-square-foot factory building.” It’s truly amazing, and well worth a visit.
I've posted some of the many photos I took.