Art Director Eric Lau shot a series of photos of the last hip-hop event ever held at the famed Queens graffiti site.

Last week, 5 Pointz, the former factory building and self-described ‘graffiti mecca' in Long Island City, was whitewashed. The layers of legal graffiti that had built up over the years were painted in preparation for the planned demolition, which is paving the way for luxury condominiums. While there had been a couple stays of execution, it was an inevitable end to a building beloved by people from around the city and indeed the world. Art Director at mcgarrybowen, Eric Lau attended the last break-dancing battle outside the building and captured it in his poignant black and white photographs.

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