New York: Taki 183
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Painting by Urban DK, spray paint on canvas, 130 x 130 cm - 2005.
 
Taki-183
No. 1 of 2 in my New York series.
Taki 183 was the first graffiti artist in the world who became famous outside the graffiti environment due to tagging his name in the streets of New York and in the Subway. The article "Taki 183" Spawns Pen Pals was published on July 21th 1971 in the New York Times and that was what made Taki 183 famous. By writing his tag every place he came was what really kick-started the tagging culture that later on developed into what we today know as the art form graffiti.
This painting is a tribute to Taki 183.
Privately owned.
 
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