You can buy this photograph of a rather impressive art project, that stood in Harlem in 1987. It was called “Higher Goals” and it was taller than the surrounding tenements. They took a couple of telephone poles and bolted them together. Its message was that kids should have higher goals than playing for the NBA, since the odds of that happening were as unlikely as hitting Lotto…
Hopefully the odds that I sell a print are slightly better!
Signed 8.5×11″ prints can be yours for only $80
11×17″ prints for $120
This decal goes back a long time…
Interesting juxtaposition here…
Since I didn’t take notes, I have forgotten where and what was being torn down…©Matt Weber
Michael, the guy with the broom was mute and probably deaf. He spent his entire day cleaning up our block. Nary a cigarette butt did he fail to pick up. A gentle man who had a very simple existence…©Matt Weber
Thirty years ago, a lot of the action was under the boardwalk. I wish I had photoraphed down there but you never what you’ll miss, till it’s gone… ©Matt Weber
I guess some of the older guys told these kids to put on some gloves and settle their beef the old fashioned way.
This is one of the first pictures of mine that I really love! A virtual time machine to a part of New York we all know pretty well…