The Museum of Street Art (MoSA) celebrates the reunion of artists, their creativity and their craft, while resurrecting a significant and beloved New York graffiti landmark. It shows that while the original 5 Pointz site is lost forever, the spirit is still alive and kicking. 20 graffiti artists collaborated in the painting of the staircase, while a videographer documented it all.
Experience MoSA at the citizenM New York Bowery.
(Photography Credits: Rae Maxwell for MoSA. The New York Times: Header Image )
People from all over the world travelled to 5 Pointz in Queens, making it one of the most visited places for street art in New York. In November 2013, it was lost forever – first whitewashed, then demolished. citizenM reached out to the 5 Pointz collective in 2016, with an aim to give 5 Pointz back to New York City. The result is the Museum of Street Art (MoSA), spanning the entire 20-floor staircase of the citizenM New York Bowery hotel.
The MoSA celebrates the reunion of 20 graffiti artists, their creativity and their craft, while resurrecting a significant and beloved landmark of graffiti art in New York. (Photo credit: Rae Maxwell).
(Photography Credit: Rachel Fawn)
- New York Times
The 5 Pointz creates collective is, in their own words, keeping the spirit alive one wall at a time. 5 Pointz was founded by Jonathan ‘Meres One’ Cohen, an aerosol artist with a 30-year career spanning hundreds of global artworks. The curator and director behind the project is Marie Cecile Flageul, a trendsetter in New York’s event industry, and a tireless promoter of street art.
(Photography Credits:Rae Maxwell for MoSA)
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)