Without Marie, there would be no MoSA. A long-time spokeswoman and advocate for the 5 Pointz collective, she selected the artists and curated the art for the project. Her passion for the culture is infectious and her dedication relentless.
French by birth and a graduate of La Sorbonne, teen-aged Marie fell in love with New York City on her first visit. She returned as a professional to a career in event planning for the prestigious Incentive House, becoming a partner in 2013. She debuted as a curator in February 2014 with the ‘Whitewash Show’. In 2015, she was granted the Art and Activism award by the Gold Coast Art Center. As an activist and advocate for public art, she joined the board of New York City Housing Development Corporation.
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)