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5Pointz : Honoring Charlie Chaplin

Although most people remember Chaplin as a comedian or for his vaudeville roles, he was an artist and dreamer that I respect greatly. He skillfully used humor and laughter as vehicles to touch upon sensitive subjects of his time, such as war, immigration and poverty in the U.S. He was able to engage the viewer and address the issues at hand with ease and grace. I hope to use his image as a catalyst to pay respect and homage to 5Pointz and its mission and vision. (Read More)

5Pointz is an outdoor art exhibit space in Long Island City - Queens, 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.

The name 5Pointz signifies the five boroughs coming together as one but, because of its reputation as an epicenter of the graffiti scene, the industrial complex has actually united aerosol artists from across the world. Legendary writers from Canada, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Japan, Brazil, and all over the United States have painted on the building walls, including Stay High 149, Tracy 168, Cope2, Part, and Tats Cru.