Wayne Roberts (October 20, 1950 – June 11, 2012), known as Stay High 149, was an American graffiti artist.
Roberts was born in Emporia, Virginia, moving to the Bronx, New York at age six. He was called a "superstar" of the graffiti world in the late 1970s. Widely considered to use one of the most famous graffiti tags in the world, his trademark includes a smoking version of the stick figure from 1960s British television program The Saint.
Roberts was featured in the 2004 documentary Just to Get a Rep by Peter Gerard.
Roberts died on June 11, 2012 from a liver disease at a medical center in The Bronx, New York. He is survived by his sister Pauline Noble.
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