For artists battling to save 5 Pointz - reported here - it must have been heartbreaking to wake up to these scenes:
After the Federal Court ruling last week, refusing to grant an injunction to stop the demolition of 5 Pointz, the building owners appear to have taken matters into their own hands. They hired a crew of painters who worked through last night to whitewash the walls of 5 Pointz - covering up years of stunning street art, paintings and murals.
So much for the rights of the artists. No moral rights, just outrage.
Photos by Tiernan Morgan