The Museum of Street Art (MoSA) celebrates the reunion of 5 Pointz graffiti artists, their creativity and their craft, while resurrecting a significant and beloved landmark. It shows that while the original 5 Pointz site is lost forever, the spirit is still alive and kicking.
The MoSA logo was designed by Meres One. It is a tribute to the iconic HOPE and LOVE pieces by famed artist Robert Indiana, who passed away in June 2018.
Museum of Street Art at the citizenM New York Bowery is now open. Book your free visit to see the new home of graffiti in New York.
(Photography credits: Rae Maxwell for MoSA. Header image: The New York Times)
The plaza mural - Rebirth by Meres One - is a new artistic journey for this renowned graffiti artist, featuring his signature wild style of layered and deconstructed letters. For the 5000-square-foot plaza piece, Meres One used the lettering from the Bowery Piece created in 2017 inside the hotel. The same wild style adorns the MoSA water bottle.
This is the first time Meres One used this technique on a large scale wall.
The idea came to him after the demolition of 5 Pointz, as he was looking at the light hitting the stained glass window of his living room. It sparked a desire for experimenting with this new style, first on canvas and now on the walls at citizenM New York Bowery.
The plaza niches feature the following artworks: Alma Del Bowery by Don Rmix, Bowery Conversation by Esteban Del Valle, Reversed Rebirth by Meres One, Gimme Danger by Rubin 415, Back to the Roots by Lady Pink.
Museum With No Doors was written by the 3 talents as a narrative as they were walking down the stairs for the first time. Having an original track was a MUST in order to complete the discovery of the Vertical Love Letter.
Rabbi Darkside wrote and delivered the last blessing at 5 Pointz days before the tragic whitewashing. 5 Pointz, 5 boroughs, 5 elements, he was the pillar of the musical performances alongside famed Marley Marl. The Grand Affair Based in Astoria, Queens,a few subway stops from the now gone 5 Pointz,, they are part of the 5 Pointz creates family.
Make no mistake: this is much more than a tourist attraction. Urban historians, street art buffs, Instagram thrillseekers – and of course, our guests, friends and neighbors – will all find something to admire at MoSA.
The first photo-op is the outdoor 5000-square-foot mural by Meres One, featuring letters culled from the original 5 Pointz landmark. The second photo-op is 21 floors above the first, at our bar in the clouds. From there, your graffiti descent begins.
Whether or not you’ve seen the original New York street art site at 5 Pointz, MoSA will be a one-in-a-million experience.
(Photography Credit: Rae Maxwell for MoSA)