Notice that unlike the signs commemorating other people in Tel Aviv, the sign is not on the wall of the building, but on a pole on the sidewalk in front of the house of Alexander Penn. This is also why the sign shows the address of the residence.
Rumor has it that the residents of the house refused to place the sign on the building because, according to them, Alexander Penn betrayed his wife.
Alexander Penn was born in Yakymivka, Ukraine (1906-1972), and immigrated to Israel in 1927.
In his youth he practiced boxing, and even after immigrating to Israel he continued in this occupation, as a boxing coach.
Penn was one of the most important Israeli poets and was also known as one of the pioneers of Tel Aviv bohemia.
In the next photo taken on the same day, the front of the house is visible Click for a larger image