forty years ago, an article in the july 21, 1971 issue of the new york times kicked off the graffiti movement in new york city. with its profile on the then 17-year-old demetrius, a manhattan teenager who was known locally by his ubiquitous tag of taki 183, graffiti had officially arrived. on thu - jul 21 [7pm-10pm] - yes indeed, the 40th anniversary of this article! - the artist will arrive at the hole for a special event with roger gastman and caleb neelon, the authors of the history of american graffiti, a new book on the history of this colorful and influential art form to which taki 183 wrote the foreword. location: 312 bowery [nolita].