The Whitewashing Of 5 Pointz (2D Version)

On November 19, 2013, 5 Pointz — the iconic aerosol art center in Long Island City, Queens — was whitewashed overnight with no advance warning. The building has since been demolished. In this short documentary, 5 Pointz curator Meres One and director Ben Schwartz take a look back at that fateful day and consider the legacy of street art’s most famous public canvas. Originally shot and screened in 3D, but shown here in 2D.

Directed and photographed by Ben Schwartz. You can view my work in virtual reality at

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