Artists At It Again

DSC_0422The death last week of former South African president and revolutionary Nelson Mandela quickly became another piece in the ongoing chess match that is the saga of 5Pointz.

Last week, the group was looking for a way to express their grief over the loss of Mandela, but they ran into a slight problem – there was no place for them to paint.

They took to Twitter on Friday to ask Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer for his help getting access to construction boards along Jackson Boulevard. NFP Van Bramer

Not much later, when asked if Van Bramer replied, the account responded, saying that the Councilman said he would hold a meeting to discuss the artists’ grievances.

Of course, “it’s the thought that counts” comes into play here, but we imagine the days of sanctioned graffiti in Long Island City may be over.

Perhaps the artists should wait for the developers to build the designated art space at the the new structure…