Wayne Roberts, who is better known as the graffiti artist ‘Stay High 149’, has died at the age of 61 following complications of liver disease in the Bronx, New York.
He is often referred to as one of the pioneers of art of graffiti and tagging and his ‘Stay High 149’ was infamous in early 70s New York. His distinctive style influenced several generations of graffiti artists.
His career was brief however, during the 70s Roberts’ battle with drugs, saw him fall away from the scene into relative anonymity. He made a brief comeback in 2000, when he work was mentioned in a Times article and several other renowned artists made reference to his work as a influence. Continue Reading