(thanks Ralph P.)
"To me every hour of the light and dark is a miracle,
Every cubic inch of space is a miracle.”
~ Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass
A week ago the owner of the building that had become known as 5Pointz aka Aerosol Art Center aka The Institute for Higher Burnin’ painted over all the art that covered the walls of his building and had made it a landmark. In one night, all of the artwork was obliterated. I visited 5Pointz about a month ago. These photos show how it looked on that sunny fall day, and document some of what was painted over. Some of the issues surrounding the destruction of all this artwork are complicated but at a simple human level - what a sad day for art. It was a vibrant and dynamic place that bought a lot of pleasure to visitors from around the globe. [To see all the pics, check out this set on Flickr here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/59414209@N00/sets/72157638088805736 ]
5Pointz Long Island City Queens October 12, 2013 (by extrabox)
An individual being rescued from a suicide attempt on the Verrazano Bridge in New York. (1965) (by extrabox)
(Need help? In the U.S., call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.)
Catherine McEver takes slices of Wonder Bread and sews patterns to look like paintings or interesting designs.
Accidental Mysteries’ John Foster shares a bunch from his incredible collection of uber-creepy vintage halloween photos. Click through for lots more very scary pics.