Artists Awarded Millions in 5Pointz Case

A victory for the group of artists whose work was painted over back in 2013, a judge has ruled in their favor in their case against real estate developer Gerald Wolkoff. Sadly, the $150,000 for each of the 45 pieces (a total award of $6.75 million) doesn’t reverse the whitewashing of the iconic 5Pointz building in Queens—which was a “temple” for artists and an inspiring attraction for NYC locals and visitors alike. Jonathan Cohen (aka Meres One) told Artnet, “Judge Block’s decision will change the art form perception for generations to come.” Read more there.