"The greatest art murder in history." - MERES ONE
As many slept through their Monday night, the legendary graffiti landmark 5 Pointz was poorly whitewashed. Many people out in Long Island woke up to see that the hall of fame had been erased, leaving the once iconic piece of the city in a state of complete misery. It was stripped of its glory in preparation for a pair of luxury high-rise buildings.
A place that once brought together people from all points of the world in celebration of one art movement is now a place to mourn the biggest scar on graffiti.
Rest in pieces 5 Pointz.
First they’ll criticize our slang. Make us seem uneducated for using it, when the reality is they’re mad we can code switch. Then they’ll use our slang mockingly. Like they really don’t want to use it, but it’s so absurd they can’t help themselves. Then they’ll make money off our slang, t-shirts, cups, bracelets, etc. Then they’ll convince us it was never really ours. It’s been public domain forever.
Feel free to replace the word “Slang” with neighborhoods, and music too.
— (via jawnsbejawnin)
Gianni Pettena, About Non-Conscious Architecture, 1972
The Secret Garden, 1993, dir. Agnieszka Holland
’If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.’
(Source: funeral-wreaths, via yousickbastard)
“You don’t fight fire with fire. You fight fire with water. We’re gonna fight racism with solidarity. We’re not gonna fight capitalism with Black capitalism. We’re gonna fight capitalism with socialism. Socialism is the people. If you’re afraid of socialism, you’re afraid of yourself.”
— Fred Hampton (via america-wakiewakie)
Here is a short comic I made today- I hope you like it!