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Jan 142013

harlem coke buttons

17 x 22
24 x 36

Thirty years ago I decided to try and liberate every single Coke button and other vintage advertising sign in the tri-state area…I almost succeeded and all these years later I still don’t know why I spent so many late nights probing for these artifacts, while many of my friends were having the time of their lives at the night clubs downtown.
I like this view of a rundown neighborhood where almost everybody knows everyone on their block and the next few over…