5Pointz Founder Meres One Paints Rag & Bone's Wall in Nolita

By Jeanmarie Evelly on December 6, 2013 2:31pm | Updated on December 6, 2013 3:35pm

 5Pointz founder Jonathan Cohen, known by the graffiti tag Meres One, painted the wall outside the rag & bone clothing store at Elizabeth and East Houston Streets.
5Pointz founder Jonathan Cohen, known by the graffiti tag Meres One, painted the wall outside the rag & bone clothing store at Elizabeth and East Houston Streets.
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NOLITA — Though he's lost his canvas in Long Island City, 5Pointz curator Jonathan Cohen — known by the graffiti tag Meres One — has found a new wall to paint in Manhattan.

Clothing company rag & bone has invited the street artist to curate the wall outside its Nolita shop for the month of December, 5Pointz announced in a statement Friday, calling it the group's "first step back," since the artwork at their former Queens headquarters was whitewashed over last month.

"5 Pointz and Meres one are ever so grateful to be offered their first step back up by rag & bone," the statement read.

On Saturday, Cohen adorned the wall with a "film noir," version of his "Bright Idea," — the iconic yellow light bulbs for which he's well-known.

Since 2010, rag & bone has hosted rotating murals on the wall outside its Nolita location, at Elizabeth and East Houston Streets.

The store invites a different artist to curate the space every month, according to the company's Pinterest page. Past artists have included The Strokes' drummer Fabrizio Moretti and street artist DAL.

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