CAP - "Panel" Canvas for Stayhigh

CAP - "Panel" Canvas for Stayhigh

CAP - "Panel".  Canvas Measures approx 26"x17".  Paint Marker and spray paint on canvas.

     Gordon Wayne Roberts created the tag Stay High 149, combined it with a smoking, halo-adorned stick man he borrowed from The Saint television show and changed the face of graffiti.  It's hard to imagine a trip through the subway system in early 70's without seeing his name a dozen times. Changing to his secondary alias, voice of the ghetto, around 1974 , ,he introduced the world to two and three toned markers that spewed rainbows of psychedelic cool. After a 25 year disappearance , a time during which many assumed him dead, he reappeared at a graff show in 2000 and soon launched a comeback that gave a new generation a chance to know and love his work. His tags had the rarest combination of style and meaning I've ever witnessed . High Maintenance is about paying back one of the most inspirational , yet humble cats to ever wield a marker. His spirit and legacy has touched every era of a culture that's blown up world wide. The artists who so generously donated their work for this benefit are giving their collective thanks to a man who transcended graffiti culture and in time be remembered as an American Folk Hero. All net proceeds from this sale will go to Stayhigh's Family.

Cap was born in the bronx new york in 1963, his first public artwork were his graffiti letters and numerals in 1976. doing street graffiti till 1979 then painting the outsides of trains. in 1981 cap was an all city king and took part in the iconic graffiti documentary style wars, he was the only artist to paint a train live for the film and his copyrighted cap throw up [piece] became the most recognized graffiti design in the world. cap is considered a true outlaw in the graffiti world. for over 30 years cap has worked sprayers and with sign painters also doing interior and exterior work honing his skills as a painter/artist becoming an all aspect painter, he travels the world painting with friends and for companies adding his skill and professionalism to art projects

About the Artist


king capone, is an ultimate legend of the graffiti culture, his accomplishments first as a progressive writer in new york cities graffiti movement was about getting up, and as an artist has proven himself, an artist true to our culture with a name that will stand the test of time as being about conquering new ground/more, with over 30yrs as a writer/artist cap is one of the cultures most accomplished artist doing thousands of throwups and pieces in his time on the trains of new york as well as painting in 7 countries and doing many more. adding his famous cap throwup to projects for companies that he has been involved with. cap continues to paint the hell out of anything, doing projects with seen and cope as well as many other friends. here is a chance to purchase a true piece of art history with these n.y. subway maps that are hand painted by cap. truly a must to round off any collection of graffiti.