Saturday, July 21, 2007

Summer in LIC

5 Pointz - always changing

Yellow Factory Revisited
Oil on canvas
10 x 8 inches

An old yellow factory building not far from my studio has been a haven for graffiti artists for the past several years. Known as "5 Pointz", folks are given a space on the walls to "do their thing". The images stay up for awhile and then are painted over by other artists, so the images are always changing. I did a painting of this building in the 80's when it was just a peeling yellow facade and revisited the same site in the painting last year and painted it again, this time adorned with graffiti. Passed by the building a few days ago and my "painting" image has changed yet again. So like New York, here one day, gone the next.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Fantastic building in a changing section of LIC!