5Pointz graffiti is setting a president..
If you are interested in Graffiti and artists rights (hopefully you are if you are on our page 😉 this is well worth a read. )
VISITING THE SPOT
My first work project with Sketch was organizing a trip to New York to 5pointz . To paint at this prestigious place and document his trip following onto Chicago, Miami and finally meeting me in Nassau. ( All places I had connections to). The goal, an exhibition / fashion show in a disused railway station in Sketch’s home town, Wolverhampton.
Meres one who was the founder of 5pointz gave Sketch, along with generous hospitality, the opportunity to paint ace pieces of wall.
All of this to be documented by a photographer to take back to the UK.
Unfortunately the associated photographer disappeared with all the images so hardly anything for Sketch to retrieve from the trip. This ended up with people pointing fingers stating he never got to paint there.
Only just getting to know Sketch, this put our work/ friend / trust / relationship under massive pressure. Something that in the end actually made us closer with Sketch’s persistence coming through. Meres did his very best to get images together for Sketch. They also got to meet up in the UK and paint together at the dis used railway station in the Midlands just before the Exhibition.
Meres is a legend and his talent and achievements within Graffiti are immense internationally. He seems totally un effected by it all with a legacy and passion that was 5pointz a museum of street art. It took a derelict run down area to another realm in the history of graffiti.
His legal fight for artists rights paves a way for future young graffiti writers.
Whilst reading this article I spotted in the distance a well known end of tag and a memorable piece Sketch had painted that so many at the time had disbelieved, along with his ‘motives.’ All of this a
catalyst to our very successful and strengthened work/ relationship… fate, funny how it works. Amanda.
5POINTZ GRAFFITI LIVES ON
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