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In New York, graffiti artists sued the painted company for $ 6.7 million

Building 5Pointz in 2012. Photo by New York Daily News

The graffiti team from Brooklyn won the court from the owner of the building 5Pointz, who painted some of the drawings. According to the judge’s decision, the authors will receive 6.7 million dollars in compensation.

5Pointz is a former building in Brooklyn that has become a landmark of street art, over which more than 30 artists have worked since the early 90s. In 2014, the company-owner Wolkoff completely demolished the building, despite the protests of residents and suits from artists.

On February 12, 2018, the New York court ruled that Wolkoff painted graffiti too early, 10 months before the demolition of the building. According to the judge, the company had the right to demolish the buildings, but it was not necessary to paint the drawings in advance.

Since the drawings on 5Pointz are popular with tourists, many, no doubt, would like to say goodbye to them 10 months before the building is demolished. It would be a tribute to the artists they deserved.

Frederick Block
Judge of New York
Building 5Pointz in 2016
On the site of the former 5Pointz, an elite property with 800 luxury apartments and 200 apartments is being built at a lower price.
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