(1950 - 2012)
Wayne Roberts was active/lived in New York. Wayne Roberts is known for graffiti writer-lettering, artist-'Smoker' figure.
Biography Wayne Roberts
Following is The New York Times obituary of the artist:
By DAVID GONZALEZ
Published: June 12, 2012
Wayne Roberts was a pioneering 1970s graffiti writer known as "Stay High 149" who borrowed the haloed stick figure from the title sequence of the 1960s television series "The Saint," put a joint in its mouth and turned it around. His "Smoker" tag, or signature, turned the heads of legions of imitators and admirers, including the anonymous teenagers who slipped into train yards at night to paint whole cars, as well as Norman Mailer, who featured him in his book "The Faith of Graffiti."
Mr. Roberts, who disappeared from the scene for some 25 years until he was rediscovered by a new generation of fans and artists in 2000,
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