50
49
48
47
46
45
44
43
42
41
40
39
38
37
36
35
34
33
32
31
30
29
28
27
26
25
24
23
22
21
20
19
18
17
16
15
14
13
12
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
The 50 Biggest Street Art Arrests

STAYHIGH149, New York

Date: 1973.

Punishment: Fined $20.

STAYHIGH149 's arrest came after a picture of his face appeared in an eight-page graffiti feature in New York magazine in the early '70s. The piece included pictures of STAYHIGH tags and a STAYHIGH train. With police finally able to put a face to the legendary moniker, STAYHIGH was arrested whilst "motion tagging" a month later. He was fined $20 and he decided to change his tag. He began writing VOICE OF THE GHETTO instead, which was inspired by seeing a copy of The Village Voice on the subway.

blog comments powered by Disqus