Whitewashed: Destroying The Graffiti Mecca by Richie Siegel
On November 18, 2013, the owners of 5Pointz, the internationally acclaimed graffiti Mecca, painted over more than a decade of street art. These are the stories of a handful of artists, locals and tourists who went back to see what was lost.
I’ve read this story in a dozen different places.
Man, it breaks my fucking heart.