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VINTAGE 125TH STREET MTA SUBWAY STATION PLATFORM SIGN W/GRAFFITI FROM LOCAL HARLEM WRITERS, 1980-85
VINTAGE 125TH STREET MTA SUBWAY STATION PLATFORM SIGN W/GRAFFITI FROM LOCAL HARLEM WRITERS, 1980-85
VINTAGE 125TH STREET MTA SUBWAY STATION PLATFORM SIGN W/GRAFFITI FROM LOCAL HARLEM WRITERS, 1980-85
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VINTAGE 125TH STREET MTA SUBWAY STATION PLATFORM SIGN W/GRAFFITI FROM LOCAL HARLEM WRITERS, 1980-85

Estimate: 6,000 - 9,000 USD

VINTAGE 125TH STREET MTA SUBWAY STATION PLATFORM SIGN W/GRAFFITI FROM LOCAL HARLEM WRITERS, 1980-85

Estimate: 6,000 - 9,000 USD
Lot sold:27,720USD

Description

[HARLEM GRAFFITI]

A VINTAGE METAL 125TH STREET MTA SUBWAY STATION PLATFORM SIGN 


Various marking pens and paint on metal sign, 18 x 48 in), three holes each to left and right edges where previously affixed to wall. Various spots of wear, scratches, and chips from age and use. 


AN AMAZING SURVIVAL


Removed from the 125th street platform, and discarded sometime after 1985, this sign was thankfully salvaged before it was sent to the dump by an individual who understood the piece's historic significance. 


PROVENANCE:

Private collection

Condition Report

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VINTAGE 125TH STREET MTA SUBWAY STATION PLATFORM SIGN W/GRAFFITI FROM LOCAL HARLEM WRITERS, 1980-85
VINTAGE 125TH STREET MTA SUBWAY STATION PLATFORM SIGN W/GRAFFITI FROM LOCAL HARLEM WRITERS, 1980-85
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