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TAKI 183 "Subway Tiles"

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TAKI 183
Subway Tiles, 2021
4 Pc. Vintage Subway Tiles, Hand-Tagged by the Artist
Open Box-Frame, With Hang-Wire Mounting
12 x 6 inches (30.5 x 15.2 cm) Unframed
17 x 10.5 x 2 inches (43.2 x 26.7 x 5.1 cm) Framed
Original Artwork

Each Piece is Unique and Hand-Embellished by the artist.
Tiles are reclaimed NY subway tiles and may have blemishes.

Graffiti writers around the world know the name: TAKI 183.  In 1970, Demetrius, a bored kid from 183rd Street in Washington Heights, Manhattan, started writing his nickname “TAKI” plus his street number, all over the city.

TAKI’s straight-lettered signature captured the attention of a reporter and, in the summer of 1971, he was the subject of a feature article in The New York Times. The media elevated his name from the streets, lamp posts and subway walls and into the spotlight, making him the first New Yorker to become famous for writing graffiti.

This artwork will be packed by professional handlers by Beyond The Streets.

Orders outside the United States may encounter extended transit times due to holds at customs. All duties and customs fees are the responsibility of customer.

Due to the high volume of orders, it may take 7 - 10 days before your order ships.

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