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.
There’s so much art in New York – it’s a natural home for citizenM and our art-loving mobile citizens. When citizenM New York Bowery was still a dream in progress, a new idea formed: a Museum of Street Art in a place you’d least expect it… the hotel stairwell.
Today, the hotel is open, and the MoSA has come to life too, thanks to 5 Pointz creates – a collective of 20 artists from the original (now demolished) 5 Pointz site in Queens. The results of their revived spirit are now yours to explore on a visit to MoSA – the wildly colorful landmark winding from top to bottom of the citizenM New York Bowery hotel.
Guests, friends, visitors, tourists: all welcome. Book your free visit today.
(Photography Credit: Rae Maxwell for MoSA)