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Taki 183, Untitled

Taki 183 Untitled, 2018

View in a room Painting 18.1 x 12.2 inch Unique artwork

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Taki 183, Untitled
Description
  • Offered by the gallery

    ART_ET_PLAISIR
    DALHUNDEN - France

  • Authenticity

    Work sold with an invoice from the gallery
    and a certificate of authenticity

  • Signature

    Hand-signed by artist

  • Medium

    Painting : aerosol paint, ink

  • Themes

    Street art

  • Support

    Painting on metal

  • Type

    Unique work

  • Dimensions cm | inch

    18.1 x 12.2 inch

  • Framing

    Not framed

  • Collector’s Guide

  • About the artwork

    Wonderful original painting on original vintage "no Parking" sign
    This is not a "made in china" parking sign, it's an original New York City sign from the 70's-80's kept by Taki.

    • Tags
    • street art

    • vintage

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Taki 183

Born in: 1949

United States

Emergent Artist

TAKI was the first graffiti writer (late 1960s) or even the first king. He was however, the first to be recognized by the news media. Being the first writer recognized outside the sub-culture ensured TAKI a prominent place in graffiti history.

Taki 183 is one of the most influential graffiti writers. His "tag" was short for Dimitaki, a Greek alternative for his 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 New York streets that he frequented during the late 1960s and early 1970s. He loved to play Soccer and took AD's

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's newspaper fame spurred competitive tagging in NYC as his tag was being mimicked by hundreds of youth across the five boroughs. The people who got their names up the most and developed signature tags became heroes in their communities. Graffiti became a way for many young kids to communicate and express themselves[citation needed]. Their graffiti is a vital part of their culture[citation needed] and without Taki 183 and its media recognition, it might not exist today[citation needed].

Although Taki 183 was the first to be showcased in a major publication it is said that Julio 204 began writing his tag in NYC first. But Julio did not write outside his own neighborhood and this is arguably the reason why he never received the credits and media-attention Taki 183 did.

Taki 183 was last known to be the owner of a foreign car repair shop. In an interview with the New York Daily News of April 9, 1989, he talked about his retirement as a graffiti writer: "As soon as I got into something more productive in my life, I stopped. Eventually I got into business, got married, bought a house, had a kid. Didn't buy a station wagon, but I grew up, you could say that."
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