Limited edition prints by TAKI 183 available online

May 15 2009 . 01:58pm

www.TAKI 183.net

Graffiti writers around the world know the name that started it all: TAKI 183. A kid from 183rd Street in northern Manhattan, TAKI 183’s simple signature captured the attention of a reporter and, on July 21, 1971, the article "TAKI 183 Spawns Pen Pals" appeared in The New York Times.

Just like that, TAKI 183 became a graffiti legend, with rumors spreading that he even tagged a Secret Service car and the Statue of Liberty. Amid all the rumors, TAKI 183 remained silent. Now, almost four decades later, TAKI 183 has emerged to tell his story.

This site includes photos of TAKI 183’s work, images of his friends and contemporaries, his true story and, for the first time, official TAKI 183 limited-edition screenprints.

There are currently three screenprints available in the store:

COLLAGE

A collage design made up of The New York Times article about TAKI 183 from July 21, 1971, and various high school newspaper articles and drawings about TAKI 183 from 1970.

Four-Color Hand-Pulled Screen Print
18 x 24
120 lb. matte
Edition of 183
Signed by TAKI 183
Shipped via USPS

RED SUBWAY TILE

An ornate tile pattern of the New York City subway walls makes the perfect backdrop for an original TAKI 183 paint tag. Each of the 50 prints is unique in that no two tags are exactly alike. This is your chance to have a real TAKI 183 tag, overspray and all!

Three-Color Hand-Pulled Screen Print on Natural Color

26 x 38.5
20 pt. textured stock
Edition of 50
Signed by TAKI 183 in black spray paint
Shipped via USPS

BLUE SUBWAY TILE

An ornate tile pattern of the New York City subway walls makes the perfect backdrop for an original TAKI 183 paint tag, as well as marker tags by three of TAKI 183’s mentors: PHIL T GREEK the 1st, PHIL T GREEK the 2nd and GREG 69, both of whom started writing in early in 1969. Each of the 25 prints is unique in that no two tags are exactly alike. This is your chance to have a real TAKI 183 tag, overspray and all, plus marker tags of his mentors!

Three-Color Hand-Pulled Screen Print on Natural Color
26 x 38.5
20 pt. textured stock
Edition of 25
Signed by TAKI 183 in black spray paint, and in marker by PHIL T GREEK the 1st, PHIL T GREEK the 2nd and GREG 69.

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TAKI183.net is now launched

May 13 2009 . 08:21pm

photo: MARTHA COOPER

www.taki183.net

Graffiti writers around the world know the name that started it all: TAKI 183. A kid from 183rd Street in northern Manhattan, TAKI 183’s simple signature captured the attention of a reporter and, on July 21, 1971, the article “TAKI 183 Spawns Pen Pals” appeared in The New York Times. 

Just like that, TAKI 183 became a graffiti legend, with rumors spreading that he even tagged a Secret Service car and the Statue of Liberty. Amid all the rumors, TAKI 183 remained silent. Now, almost four decades later, TAKI 183 has emerged to tell his story.

This site includes photos of TAKI 183’s work, images of his friends and contemporaries, his true story and, for the first time, official TAKI 183 limited-edition screenprints.

There are currently three screenprints available in the store: “Collage” features a design made up of the The New York Times article and various high school newspaper articles and drawings about TAKI 183; “Red Subway Tile” features an ornate tile pattern of the New York City subway walls and an original TAKI 183 paint tag; and “Blue Subway Tile” includes the tile pattern and TAKI 183 tag, plus marker tags by his mentors PHIL T GREEK the 1st, PHIL T GREEK the 2nd and GREG 69.
 
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