Graffiti writers and street artists around the world know the name that started it all: TAKI 183 (born 1954). A kid from 183rd Street in Washington Heights in northern Manhattan, TAKI's simple signature captured the attention of a reporter and, in the summer of 1971, an article appeared in The New York Times. On July 21, 1971, TAKI's fate was sealed: "TAKI 183 Spawns Pen Pals," read the headline of the Times article. Just like that, TAKI 183 became the father of contemporary graffiti. His legend grew, and rumors spread that TAKI even tagged a Secret Service car and the Statue of Liberty. Spray paint on canvas. Signed and dated on reverse, 2019. Canvas: 20" x 16". Good condition.
Name: The Eye of the Beholder!
Location: South Boston MA
Fulfillment: Complimentary Curbside Loading at Michaels Movers in Allston MA Saturday October 7th