Nov. 19, 2013 By Christian Murray,
The owner of the iconic 5 Pointz building painted over the artwork last night.
The artists discovered that their art was gone this morning, tweeting: “5 pointz is gone building was painted overnight…”
A paint crew, along with police protection, came around 1 a.m. and finished around 7 a.m., according to the artists.
The building, which is owned by developer Jerry Wolkoff and his son David, is expected to be replaced by two residential towers– one 41 stories and the other 47 stories tall.
Marie Cecile Flaguel, who represents the artists, stood outside the 5 Pointz building this morning and was in tears. She did not want to comment.
Meanwhile, Jerry Wolkoff was not available for comment.
A peaceful candlelight vigil will be held for 5Pointz at 5 p.m. this evening.