Taki 183

Taki 183

Graffiti writers around the world know the name that started it all, Taki 183. A Kid from 183rd Street in Washington Heights in northern Manhattan, Taki's simple signature captured the attention of a reporter and, in the summer of 1971, an article appeared in The New York Times.

Taki was the first New Yorker to become famous for writing graffiti.