A few nights ago, 5 Pointz, the international destination for graffiti artists in Queens, was whitewashed in advance of its pending demolition. Its Wikipedia entry, quickly changed to the past tense, now reads like an obituary.
It was a sad day for the worldwide graffiti community and for fans of the unique outdoor gallery those artists had created on the saides of the old warehouse over the past few decades. The walls of 5 Pointz have featured the work of more than one Buffalo-bred artist over the years. One of those them, known as BRAKES, threw up a few of his 5 Pointz pieces online the day after the landmark was painted over. Here's some of his work: