Map measures 23 X 32 1/2 and is in Very Good to Excellent condition, with a small tear on a seam up top (see images). Please carefully examine all images for condition.
TAKI 183 is the "tag" of a Greek graffiti writer who was active during the late 1960's and early 1970's in New York City. His tag was short for "Dimitraki", an alternative for his Greek birth-name Dimitrios, and the number 183 came from his address on 183rd Street in Washington Heights. He worked as a foot messenger in New York City and would write his nickname around the streets that he frequented.On July 21, 1971, The New York Times ran an article about him on the front page of its inside section, titled "Taki 183" Spawns Pen Pals. TAKI 183 spurred competitive tagging in NYC as his tag was mimicked by hundreds of youth across the five boroughs. The kids who got their names up the most and who developed signature tags became known in their communities. Graffiti became a way for many young kids to try to get attention and the attention TAKI 183 received spurred this on. Check out our other artwork auctions. You never know what gems you might find! Each & Every Day We Strive for 5's. The item "NYC GRAFFITI Legend TAKI 183 Tagged ORIG SUBWAY MAP URBAN STREET ART M/M OOAK" is in sale since Thursday, April 18, 2019. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "gagabee" and is located in Forest Hills, New York. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, Japan, Australia, New Zealand.