SEEN - Spray Paint on Canvas . Canvas Size measures 30"×84” Inches (un stretched). Signed verso in marker .
Canvas is un stretched and will be shipped rolled.
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.
Back in the 1970’s SEEN created a writing crew solely for the purpose of getting your name up on N.Y.City’s Subway Train System. The crew was titled U.A.(UNITED ARTISTS) also known as UA boys. While other crews at the time felt it was nessasary to recruit large numbers, the UNITED ARTISTS kept their number of members small. There were a total of 5 members.