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Sane Smith: Puttin' the Green in Greenpoint

- Peter - Friday, April 30th, 2004 : goo

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Mad Jane: 3rd May 2004 - 16:35 GMT

I've been enjoying the recent graf pictures, Peter. When did you take these? I'm not sure, but didn't Sane die a while ago? If so, this set is pretty damn special...

Peter: 3rd May 2004 - 17:04 GMT

yep... thats why i posted this. that first image (puttin' the green in greenpoint) is a piece ive walked past a million times while living in bklyn... its been there for more than a couple of years, and no one touches it.

thanks for digging these. im really glad you appreciate them.

toy1: 16th Dec 2004 - 21:42 GMT

sane died a long time ago, shith is his fag brother

Optick One BMK: 30th Jan 2005 - 16:56 GMT

Sane was a legend and still is considered one today. I have heard many stories of him and Smith as a child. I would like to see that article of the man hunt that was issued on them during the openning of the BK Bridge. If any one has got it, could it be put up?

tiffany : 5th Apr 2005 - 23:37 GMT

i really like your atircle thank you for making this article.

Peter: 6th Apr 2005 - 04:08 GMT

no problem. respect.

keith: 25th Apr 2005 - 20:27 GMT

love the sane train car,these guys killed sh!t int here time....rip sane xtc

Peter: 25th Apr 2005 - 23:29 GMT

sane & ja. true allcity nyc kings!

da letter: 13th Jun 2005 - 14:12 GMT

ayo, i know this flick is hella large, but i thought u might wanna see that sane shit in its full glory so here it is



Peter: 13th Jun 2005 - 14:28 GMT

damn, thats huge! but... totally worth it. thanks a million. i keep meaning to go down there to see if that piece is still there, but havent had the chance sicne i first saw it in 2000-01 or so... thanks for posting this :)

ALLLLLLLLL CITY : 30th Sep 2005 - 22:48 GMT

DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW SANE DIED

dEcE kIlLa QuEeNzZz: 10th Oct 2005 - 13:47 GMT

HWO DID SANE DIE

Peter: 10th Oct 2005 - 13:52 GMT

someone killed him after he commented (twice) in ALL CAPS on a website!

HCHS: 20th Oct 2005 - 04:43 GMT

I went to high school with Sane (aka David Smith) the rumor was that they found his body in the Hudson river. If you are really interested in Sane's stuff you should get your hands on some Hunter College High School yearbooks circa 1987/1988. He covered the schools yard for years and tons pics are in those books. He as was a very smart kid. Everyone else went to the ivy league and the last time I spoke to him, he said he was going to get a job with the mta. Ha, ha....

adam: 20th Oct 2005 - 05:34 GMT

i never liked their style but i swear.. growing up and driving into the city with my parents theres only one tag embedded in my brain and thats SMITH SMITH SMITH SMITH. and man, i respected that then and even more so now that i get 'it'

JcOnEz T5B SbE: 10th Nov 2005 - 01:11 GMT

the way sane died is that he fell off a bridge hookin up sum tags. atleast dats wut i heard

Peter: 10th Nov 2005 - 14:17 GMT

I walked past where that "greenpoint" mural was this past weekend... and its been buffed.

oh well.

CAUT TCN.: 11th Nov 2005 - 21:40 GMT

Just saw a movie last night that my boy hit me with, loosly based on Smith and Sane. . . it felt like a mix between "kids" and "Requiem for a dream" but not as trippy. . . ya should check it. . . it's all about the game. . . The movie is called "Bomb The System".

SASH: 15th Nov 2005 - 01:49 GMT

I was just back in New York. I grew up there but haven't been back since 92. I too remember SANE and SMITH like everywhere in New York. It's sad because now the only place where you can see SANE/SMITH is if you stand in the first car of the subways and look out the front window. If you look out the window their tags are all still over the walls in the dark tunnels in between the subway stops. A TRUE LEGEND. R.I.P.

Dave: 21st Nov 2005 - 13:18 GMT

From what I've heard, Sane committed suicide, because his graf writing was going to get his Dad, who was a Harvard Professor, sued for like $1million. As for Sane's older brother, Smith, he still writes, and is now married to Lady Pink, the female writer who starred in the seminal Hip hop movie 'Wildstyle'. Can anyone recommend any other sites or books where I can read about the Smith brothers?

wsk: 22nd Nov 2005 - 01:51 GMT

i heard of a guy in oakland that writes sane and is a king 2... he is well known and is respected by hella ppl... i noe him... he got hella skill and he is hella up... what sould i tell him???...

Dave: 24th Nov 2005 - 19:39 GMT

Tell him to write SANE 2.

mee: 28th Nov 2005 - 03:51 GMT

i just googled sane smith and came across this forum. sane - david smith - was my boyfriend when we were in high school. he died by committing suicide (he jumped off a bridge). it was no surprise to the few of us who knew him well. yes, his brother still writes smith and is married to lady pink. if you're looking for stuff to read about david, there's a chapter about him in "the mole people" and also in "the art of getting over" and various other garffiti books have photos of pieces of his. he died in 1990 so they are getting rarer.

Dave: 5th Dec 2005 - 08:44 GMT

Hey Mee, I only really heard the story of Sane a few months ago. I'm a big graffiti fan, but lately, I've been realising that it's actually been the cause of a lot of misery in people's lives, e.g. fines, prison, electrocution, and even damage to internal organs, caused by years of inhaling paint fumes. Sane may have died over 15 years ago, but people are still talking about him on graffiti forums to this day.

By the way, how old was he when he died?

flex new york writter: 8th Jan 2006 - 15:46 GMT

sane died commiting suiside i new him im revs!he will allways be a king...

mass ..m31merg niggas cant fuck with mass writers we ill ....thats the truth look us up..alertone..ryze..: 8th Jan 2006 - 15:49 GMT

we ill thats that

Nikita: 20th Jan 2006 - 02:19 GMT

He was 20 when he died. I go to hunter right now and there are teachers who knew him pretty well. The year books are in the library I'm gonna check that out. Its pretty cool knowing he went to the same school as me. I randomly see his tags in little places where they havent bothered to buff them. He really was an amazing writer. RIP Sane

ELLIS G.2009: 20th Jan 2006 - 13:29 GMT

sane 156 rest in peace

,,FLoW'': 25th Jan 2006 - 03:20 GMT

Sane is the man hes my biggest inspiration.. never forgotten and big ups to revs

sice: 27th Jan 2006 - 01:18 GMT

first i heard that sane was hit by a train doin tunnels, and i also heard that he was killed in a car accident. But i never knew that he commit suicide RIP SANE

sins*: 4th Feb 2006 - 01:52 GMT

first of all R.i.P. Sane
second anyone on this page who doesnt bow down to sane should fuck off
and as for smith he deserves mad recognition as well
i bet there are no artists on here who ever sum up to half of what they did
im in the process of geting screwed for graffiti in massachusettes (sins)
and well i cant stop theres paint in my blood
its addicting.

kevin: 8th Feb 2006 - 16:48 GMT

As a young kid living in Jersey (Teaneck) my family used to go into the city on weekends to visit our family in Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. I remember looking out the window of the car and seeing "SANE SMITH" everywhere, all over the Hudson River Drive, Just everywhere! I didn't know him at all but I used to Imagine what he was like. I live out west now but recently went back and was disappointed that I didn't see his work all over the place. I'm gonna miss it. It's one of those things that I vividly remember about my living in the area.

SEPO OnE NYCX CRU: 13th Feb 2006 - 03:02 GMT

SANE R.I.P no matter how you died you deserve respect me im getting over an arrest but i cant stop ts the best
i hope all you artist stay up and stay well
mad props to smith, JA, and revs
peace

check out the cru
www.nycexposed.com

dp: 17th Feb 2006 - 03:57 GMT

There's also a SANE piece in the backyard at ABC No Rio on the lower east side (MN).
SANE was in a few art shows at ABC during the 1980s. The piece is an american flag
with the caption "Baseball, Apple Pie and Racism". Over the years the "Racism" got
faded and some dipshits defaced what they probably thought was a nationalist piece.
Luckily SMITH came back and restored his brother's work a few years ago. Here's a link
to a thumb nail of it: http://www.abcnorio.org/about/about.html

To view it in the flesh, come by ABC during an event, many of which are free.
Directions and calendar at: www.abcnorio.org
Hopefully new REVS stuff appearing at ABC soon!!!! -dp

JAE: 18th Feb 2006 - 00:27 GMT

Suicide, fell of a bridge & what else??? I heard that maybe by chance it was the NYPD that pushed him of that bridge into the river. I did a paper on graf years ago back in the late 90's and I had all sorts of old articles about him. I got an old pic of a freight he didthat rolled thru Chicago that I had put onto a slide for my presentation. That cat was one of the dopest cats out. RIP to SANE

Peter: 18th Feb 2006 - 00:55 GMT

JAE: lets see those articles/photos!

SuShI_hp: 18th Feb 2006 - 01:37 GMT

optick one your in beyond mankind right i used to chill with acrobat its been a while im young he knows me from skateboarding he didnt know iwas a writer but the dudes from dsc told him he cool

SaneSmith: 21st Feb 2006 - 06:16 GMT

Never fear, we're still here!
Thanks for the comments and the trash talking.
Gotta keep the name alive......

adam: 21st Feb 2006 - 08:08 GMT

abc no rio was blast when i was high school.. nothing like a bunch of teenage punks getting drunk and making a mess of the les in the 90s. too bad they closed off the basement and made the shows end early..

EAZY: 25th Feb 2006 - 06:49 GMT

I herd Sane or Smith bombed the brooklyn bridge. Does anyone have a picture of it??? R.I.P ALL-CITY KING, SANE

Peter: 27th Feb 2006 - 14:50 GMT

i dunno... i think the is considered off-limits to most self-respecting writers.

EAZY: 1st Mar 2006 - 01:15 GMT

no i'm pretty sure SMITH hit that up i herd it,but i haven't seen any pics of it. Go to http://www.atari.com/gettingup/flash.php?langcode=us and look at featured writers and read Smiths bio, it says on it that he hit up th BK bridge. i hope someone does have a pic of, it and post that s**t up so everybody can see it.

Peter: 1st Mar 2006 - 14:10 GMT

so... you get your knowlege from a video game. heh.

EAZY: 1st Mar 2006 - 23:28 GMT

not really i had hear it before from other graf artis, and checked out that website after i herd about the game and saw that SMITH was on there and read his bio and read about the BK bridge. PIC anybody?????

EKS (in Cali): 3rd Mar 2006 - 20:19 GMT

May SANE rest in peace. A true legend of NYC culture in the 80's. A debt is owed him by those of us that snuck out of the house at 2:00 a.m. on a schoolnight, hopped on a train to an unfamiliar neighborhood in a different borough,found a visible-but-tough-to climb-to spot,and made our way up just to catch a tag.

Hello to my freind PHED back in the Bronx

YoMama: 15th Mar 2006 - 14:23 GMT

Sane Smith was up on the Bklyn Bridge so big you could see it from the Staten Island Ferry back in the day.

EAZY: 18th Mar 2006 - 08:36 GMT

YoMamma if u know were i could find the pic write a link or something so i could see that shit.

fresco aka. the O: 20th Mar 2006 - 00:38 GMT

"the art of getting over" its a book that looks like a blackbook go to your local borders ar barnes and noble and ask
for the book i say this book today it has some hot stuff.

Leo Just a 23 Wash HeIGhts Kid: 24th Mar 2006 - 09:16 GMT

All these years and to this day i can still probaly call out where smith and sane tags are at. My brother use to be down with 5x7 and XTW back in the day and i remember him telling me the story about how sane was taggin up on the gw brigde and a cop threw him off the brigde. on my way to queens theres a amtrak railroad brigde where there was a sane tag and now some dick head tagged over it. I remember the big ass pieces on the sanitation trucks back in the late 80's early 90's

i got a pic of the bomb on the bk bridge yall: 30th Mar 2006 - 14:54 GMT

image 10225

i know it shows u more of kez 5 bombs but ya can see smiths sane bomb to the left.

EAZY: 31st Mar 2006 - 02:45 GMT

YEA MAN!!!! thanx 4 THE PIC THAT SHIT IS BOMBING!!!!!!!! AND I NEW A PICTURE EXISTED

KING_FROM_QUEENS: 4th Apr 2006 - 15:10 GMT

You posers.. please stop frontin' like you know.. the only ones that knew what happened that fatal night is Sane, Bruz, and the NYPD
because they were the only ones there on the Brooklyn Bridge.. So please, stop with the rumors and let the man rest in peace.. please..
for his sake.. SANESMITH.. TDS TFP RIS XTC SPORTS..

ak40: 7th Apr 2006 - 05:47 GMT

r.i.p sane and may smith have many more years

kid: 17th Apr 2006 - 10:37 GMT

SANE killz shit he iz the one and only R.I.P sane big up 2 skitz

sonofabitch: 1st May 2006 - 22:57 GMT

RIP sane a true nyc legend....u cant really know what where talking about unless u expierence it. like all the peeps that live in nyc

the hunter: 2nd May 2006 - 04:20 GMT

hey current hunter students, scan in those old yearbook pix and put them up here! And two words for you: prop room. holy shit.

dave: 2nd May 2006 - 07:48 GMT

Hey, how big is that throw-up on the bridge?

theavs: 2nd May 2006 - 11:56 GMT

sane has been a huge influence on me as a writer, Ive read over and over the story of sanesmith in the art of getting over
by espo..truely inspiring and touching..i'd like to know more about him and hopefully make a trip from down here in Adelaide, Australia
over to NYC, seeing his stuff in the flesh would be amazing
RIP SANE

peace from australia

JP2433: 10th May 2006 - 02:36 GMT

I'm not a tag artist but like many who grew up in NY, I too would see his tags all over the place. I have a really weird story. Kinda long but worth it . I left New York back in 93 and moved to Seattle. Had a hard time at first and was really looking for a sign to give me a reason to stay. I was at work at a dive bar and someone left a copy of Rolling Stone Magazine. One of the sub articles was on Graffitti Artists so I picked it up and read in the article that SANE had died. Funny thing was, I had never met the boy and yet I felt really sad, like I knew him or had some kind of connection to him. I don't know how much time had passed but one day I was just feeling lost and not sure where I was going in life or if I made the right decision to move to Seattle and WHAM! I'm cleaning off a table and picking up my tips and some left me a buck. On that dollar had SANE,SMITH on the front side and on the back it has JA.XTC. . I was like, DAMN, what are the odds that a dollar with SANE,SMITH TAG, found me clear crosscountry in Seattle. I still have the dollar today and had it framed. The other weird thing was I was at the Barnes and Noble like 3 yrs ago in the Art section cause I still Paint and draw myself . Was looking for a particular book and I saw this book that had the last name Powers on it, thats my last name so I pick it up and wouldn't ya know it it was a book on Graffitti and I open it right up to the section on SANE/SMITH. TOO SPOOKY I KNOW. It was cool though cause I always wanted to know who these two strangers were that kept coming into my life and now I know a little bit more. I would like to tell Smith how special he and his brother have been in my life for reasons too extensive to get into and to hope he has a great life and wish he and his family well. One more thing, was driving on the freeway the other day and looked up on the overpass and saw A TAG SANE. I guess there is a Sane in Seattle now. THere will only ever be one true SANE. RIP

dave: 15th May 2006 - 23:04 GMT

That's a crazy story, but brilliant. Thanks for sharing it.

Mollena: 16th May 2006 - 06:37 GMT

I graduated from Hunter in 1987. I have a tag if my name that David was cool enough to hit in my yearbook. I will dig it up for the people who are his fans. I will scan some photos of our schoolyard with his stuff on it as well.

Peace.

Mollena

Peter: 16th May 2006 - 13:48 GMT

the article that JP2433 referred to is a great read. its here:
www.graffiti.org/dj/ja.html

rest in peace sane: 3rd Jun 2006 - 04:03 GMT

156 xtc

dave: 3rd Jun 2006 - 05:51 GMT

Would I be able to buy a back-issue of that magazine?

NEW SANE IN WA FEDERAL WAY: 8th Jun 2006 - 08:42 GMT

Its SOOO true. He tags every where. they are the best tags ive seen.

theavs: 9th Jun 2006 - 10:51 GMT

awesome story...

blanco518: 14th Jun 2006 - 07:08 GMT

some kid is writing Sane now with the N backwards. I saw hime taggind in my neigborhood last night.

KADE 36 / KIDDER: 14th Jun 2006 - 20:30 GMT

R.I.P SANE! SINCE I WAS YOUNG (GOING BACK 2 HIGH SCHOOL DAYS) I'VE ALWAYS SEEN HIS TAG EVERY WHERE!
I KNEW A LIL ABOUT HIS STORY, I JUST HAPPEND TO CROSS BY SMITH AND I WANTED TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THEM
TRUELY INSPIRING AND TOUCHING STORY... GLAD THAT IN SOME WAY I AM A PART OF "THE GRAFFITI WORLD" AND THAT ISNT NOT WHAT
PEOPLE MAKE IT OUT TO BE "VANDALISM NOTHING TO DO SHIT"...ITS AN ART, THAT HAS HISTORY LIKE ONE OF SANE/SMITH
THANKS SANESMITH FROM A BROOKLYN GIRL WHO WAS INTRODUCE TO GRAFFITI NOT KNOWING IT WOULD CHANGE HER WORLD
KADE 36!!! AND KIDDER

N3k$ NSK crew : 23rd Jun 2006 - 19:41 GMT

Rest In Paint "S@ne" i have had this obsession with grafitti since i was a kid
I dont know what it is almost like i was infected by a graf virus
I had this strange urge to go places looking for throw ups constantly going places
the average person wouldnt care to be places society deemed dangerous or vandal hangouts.
Im not sure what truely happend to sane so many conflicting stories SICE as far as a car accident as well as NACE you may have heard about another NYC legend ATEM who died in 04
he was born in sweden but moved to US at a young age tho he from ATL he got up all day in NYC so hes a legend in my book
check out his tribute it should still be up artcrimes.org artists A-Z ATEM he was so fucking original peace to all writers and fans especially ....
REVS COST SET respect 2 "killin rough time crew" NACE SABRE SANE SMITH DOMS ZEPH BLADE AE ONE JA NOXER you all have inspired.

Sever: 4th Jul 2006 - 06:03 GMT

Sane had some nice pieces, i heard from my friends that some gang fuck strangled him and threw him in the river a while a go
not sure what year
----rest in piece-Msg-Ak7----ill allways remember yall

sane : 7th Jul 2006 - 22:27 GMT

yo ive been reading this stuff about uall talking about me i respect it but as im known im a sane ass mofucker im not dead believe if u want dont if u dont

JAONE XTC: 21st Jul 2006 - 13:41 GMT

some of you prople will belive anything...SANE XTC TFP 156 FOREVER..

saneeeee: 6th Aug 2006 - 19:01 GMT

yo sane is mah boy 4 life e.s.b 4 lfe

Jin: 9th Aug 2006 - 02:05 GMT

Okay Up there diffenitly isnt Sane so fucking stop trying to pose a lengend show sane some respect.

SaneSmith: 9th Aug 2006 - 21:37 GMT

Here's the original article that started all the trouble.

SaneSmith: 9th Aug 2006 - 21:45 GMT

Maybe, maybe not......


image 14392

anon (cpc3-grim7-0-0-cust276.nott.cable.ntl.com): 11th Aug 2006 - 09:42 GMT

fuck man....were you get that...that means smith sane hit up the bk twice

a finnish writer : 14th Aug 2006 - 12:44 GMT

oh shit that bridge is insane!! BIG respect to sane(r.i.p) and smith too keep on the doog work

paint: 14th Aug 2006 - 13:00 GMT

sane is best

EAZY: 16th Aug 2006 - 06:57 GMT

man that shit is fcking crazy i thank u 4 the pic and for the article. idk were u got it but u got ur recources wired nice shit man. what year was it when sane hit up the bridge doez ne 1 noe???

.JAONE XTC: 16th Aug 2006 - 13:05 GMT

it was 1988.both sides were hit the same night with bucket paint.....krylon ultra flat black out line...the picture of the sane kez on the brooklyn bridge was done in 1992..you all will never really know the deal about any of us ...and thats just the way we want it....thanks for the love...i do this for me,,,,@PETER i would like to smoke a blunt with you one day you seem like a cool motherfucker.....JAONE XTC

Peter: 16th Aug 2006 - 14:42 GMT

anytime, ja. i do what i can...

Demise 1 From the G.a Ghost Army Crew: 21st Aug 2006 - 01:41 GMT

What's Good I write Demise I got mad respect for the writers that paved the way for all of us when I see the flicks of smith and sane on the old skool trains it makes me feel like most of us are letting them down cuz they did it they beat the odds and still had balls to do them bangin spots its a shame we lost a great writer like sane so lets make it up to him and bomb harder in his name r.I.p SANE and big up to smith were here for you

dave: 22nd Aug 2006 - 22:49 GMT

Hey JA, going off topic for a second, is it true you used to share an apartment with Min One? If so, was he still writing at the time, or had he stopped?

kasper tmr wdd mci: 23rd Aug 2006 - 03:04 GMT

never was a bomber but hung out with all the boys brone died in my arms because some asshole gave him a bad combin. of shit. anyway sane rip never knew the guy but always respected his stuff

r,i,p,: 23rd Aug 2006 - 20:00 GMT

PEACE TO ALL OLDSCHOOL WRITERS AND NEW WHO PERISHED,RIP SANE ..,THE KING OF NEWYORK CITY FOR EVER JOZ ONE R,I,P,,ASP,PAULISM,,DONDI,EKO,SUDO,LGROC,P13 AND THE REST ,,

kry c,c,s4life: 24th Aug 2006 - 07:09 GMT

it realy suks that the death of sane (r.i.p. and huge respect) the all out nyc king/legend had 2 hapen hope his bro smith haz many more years in his time of painting.if theres any other pro painters listenin,make a f***ing rip mural 2 bring the insane memory of sane.much respect 2 Smith, may he have a good life and 4 sane a good afterlife,peace to all writers out there,t-kid, mad seen, cope2, futura, iz, ja, cycle and so on,and lets hope we 2 can get up in the steps of the legend's!peace out 2 all!!!bomb the world baby!kry ccs4LIFE!

.JAONE XTC: 25th Aug 2006 - 18:41 GMT

@ dave ..yes min lived with me for a while in 1991...i lived on suffolk st, in the les before all the trucker hat hipsters took it over...hope that helps..

BVD: 29th Aug 2006 - 02:04 GMT

for some reason woke up yesterday thinking way back to high school and graffiti/symbols of that time which included the flipped glass of ‘missing foundation’ and other things...started googling and found this site...back then as a kid my family would come over the GW for weekend trips...smith had painted a green grasshopper on one of the lower sections of the bridge and then as you got onto the HH going south, each one of the pillars for that building on the left had a different colorful letter of SANE/SMITH painted on it...then at the mouth of the metro north tunnel you could see them again...those guys were everywhere and really clever...humorous too...i remember being blown away by the sheer coverage even though i never painted or knew who they were...just some jersey kid staring out the back window of his dad’s car...really ambitious guys taking something to the next level and you have to give them props for that...also for doing something that people remember for years and years...you could see them all the way up in the bronx, down in the village, i even saw a tag out on some backstreet in queens many years later, not to mention all over inside the subway tunnels...supposedly you could also see a tag in a michael jackson video...then there were all these rumors about the mayor being p’d off because they painted the bkln bridge...i see from the article above that this was in fact true...once met a dude who said he knew smith from fordham or something and that he would always go out late at night to paint...supposedly one time his desk in the dorm room caught fire or something like that...anyway, glad to see in some strange way this is still being kept alive...JA and REVS were also big and get mad props!!!

anon (ool-457bc59a.dyn.optonline.net): 2nd Sep 2006 - 02:18 GMT

how did sane die??

dave: 3rd Sep 2006 - 02:57 GMT

JA - Min must've had maaaad stories to tell you. I've heard he became all-city king, in the years after 'Style Wars' was filmed. Most people from outside of New York don't know about that, as the mid-80s scene wasn't really documented, like the 70s and early 80s were. I'm from England, by the way, and I only heard about Min's mid-80s achievements after going to www.saster.net last year.

PUMA::::STAE:::SECTOR::::OCTO.....Boston: 13th Sep 2006 - 23:02 GMT

JA... Ive been a huge fan ever since seeing you in Video Graf, in the Rolling stone article, and on almost every street in NYC! Was wondering if you are putting any sort of book or documentary of your life. You are one of the most agressive bombers ever and must have more stroies than you know what to do with. I and a ton of other people would love to hear some of the craziness. Either way keep up the good work.
RIP Sane, you deserve more respect than i could ever give.

dave: 15th Sep 2006 - 07:50 GMT

Yeah, if Fuzz One can write the story of his life, then I'm sure others could do it. Personally, I'd like JA, Min, Iz the Wiz, Blade, Lee or Seen to do it. Can you imagine Blade, Lee or Seen recounting how they pulled off their countless whole car masterpieces?

PUMA::::STAE:::SECTOR::::OCTO.....Boston: 16th Sep 2006 - 01:40 GMT

I saw a graf movie( bomb the system, transit?) with a LEE camio in it where he said he was working on a book, was this just a movie line or the truth?

stitch: 16th Sep 2006 - 15:39 GMT

i think ur sik at graffing n i wonna be like u one day but with my onwn deisgns i like u work
keep it up

SLO : 22nd Sep 2006 - 21:46 GMT

I think all the guys and gils who paint are true artist stay
R.I.P SANE

SLO : 22nd Sep 2006 - 21:48 GMT

We Paint 4 life!!

jordan: 23rd Sep 2006 - 11:48 GMT

heya ppl ive also got sane's tag to keep up his success R.I.P. sane

SLO : 25th Sep 2006 - 20:45 GMT

Yo JA you still out there paintin.

SANE JA SMITH yall hve been the biggest influences on my life stay up


TRANE: 1st Oct 2006 - 22:03 GMT

Along wit T-Kid and Cope2 and SEEN and OBEY, but 1st is SANE SMITH! He is an influence everywhere!!!!!

EAZY: 3rd Oct 2006 - 04:19 GMT

SANE SMITH is the shit but i give mo props to COPE 2 he the fukkkin KING OF KINGS

KEM198: 9th Oct 2006 - 15:14 GMT

A friend of mine told me SANE jumped off the Hellgate in Astoria. How that could happen and have him found in the Hudson would be odd since Hellgate is on the East River. He could have been found downtown though. I have a feeling my friend was rehashing bad info.

MENT: 12th Oct 2006 - 01:13 GMT

Interesting link for SANE fans...
www.razorapple.com/2006/09/13/sanes-tagged-textbook

EDDIEONE1???: 14th Oct 2006 - 01:36 GMT

YEAH 4 REAL DOUGH R.I.P SANE U R TRUELY MISSED WE STILL KEEPN YO NAME ALIVE 4 LIFE HOMIE.XTC U NOE HOMIE R.I.P KEEP HIZ NAME ALIVE DOUGH 4 REAL.

jeck: 15th Oct 2006 - 14:12 GMT

R.I.P sane, you are a true ledgend and I hope smith keeps your name up for many years

praz: 17th Oct 2006 - 23:08 GMT

to the person who said sane tagged their yearbook id like to see it.

SLO : 22nd Oct 2006 - 15:26 GMT

SANE JA AND THE XTC ARE THE TRUEST WRITERS OUT THERE STAY UP!!!!

mose aka eas & snes: 3rd Nov 2006 - 20:41 GMT

Sane will allways live thanks to Smith who keeps his name allive.Smith is yus like god for us.keep it BOMBING

NEONE: 3rd Nov 2006 - 21:27 GMT

XTC STILL RULES

I LOVE LUCY...: 7th Nov 2006 - 09:29 GMT

ja puts SANE up to this very day..he puts him up more than most people get up...THATS A FACT

mose106 aka eas $ skos: 7th Nov 2006 - 16:05 GMT

respect SaneSmith

kry c,c,s4life!!!: 8th Nov 2006 - 22:33 GMT

so anyway, is there any of sane's original tags still in nyc
or have they all been buffed by that stupid bitch-ass graffiti busters thing
or sum low lifed fuck face that decided hed be a legend if he would go over sanes pieces???
(ps, rip sane a true nyc legend,u deseved better than 2 die).

Green Wilma: 9th Nov 2006 - 05:04 GMT

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anon (170.35.224.63): 18th Nov 2006 - 18:33 GMT

Thats exactly what I needed to cee. That article answers my question. Thank you.

Peace and nuff respects to Smith and Sane (RIP)


OPTICK ONE BMK, TPA, WR, TWB.

Jamaica Section. Now Why Cee.

sec a.k.a morseumone: 6th Dec 2006 - 11:32 GMT

thats what am talking about,that is what i call a LEGEND,just keep it going.PEACE

*Tone*b.a.d: 11th Dec 2006 - 01:05 GMT

sane was and still is a huge inspiration to me. im only 13 but he has made a big impact on my life. RIP Sane....

hoodsy#1: 13th Dec 2006 - 19:24 GMT

i live in morecambe england and i enjoy lookin up the legends and learnin about there history
but sane is the most interesting is work was amazing and i will learn alot from that rip sane
and stay fresh smith

kry c,c,s4life!!!: 14th Dec 2006 - 00:55 GMT

that's fuckin nice man thnx peace r.i.p.sane and max respekt 2 the X.T.C

SaneSmith: 14th Dec 2006 - 18:09 GMT

From the vault......

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Eric #1 FAN: 17th Dec 2006 - 00:09 GMT

I love your writing it stands out in a crowd i found out about you when i was playing a video game
Mark Echos geting up content under presser which was about 3 to 4 mounts ago.Befor i was not known a bout
graffiti intill i saw your throwups it opened my eyes i searched for your pieces around were
i live in Malden MA,I dont know anyone that is as good as you.I also rep for you every time i get a chance to.
I hope you come out with some new things im only 13 but i hope i become as good as you! ps STAY UP!

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cope and pro 2 : 26th Dec 2006 - 05:01 GMT

woow he is amazing

pjgunagun@cox.net: 27th Dec 2006 - 04:19 GMT

does anyone know who GUS is from tempe,az

pjgunagun@cox.net: 27th Dec 2006 - 04:21 GMT

if anyone has any gus tags from arizona,please post them.

SaneSmith: 30th Dec 2006 - 18:00 GMT

Some more from the vault of the Bridge Boys.....

SaneSmith: 30th Dec 2006 - 18:02 GMT

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SaneSmith: 30th Dec 2006 - 18:07 GMT

Some might remember the Hunter HS handball court walls

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and some might remember the Westside Highway ramp closed to the public

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SaneSmith: 2nd Jan 2007 - 22:00 GMT

Just having fun in the neighborhood
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Bernard's House, for those who know

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And a lil piece hidden in Hunter HS, if you can find it let me know if it's still there. I heard it was just a few years ago

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remorse KIA: 6th Jan 2007 - 04:15 GMT

i wish i had a chance to bomb wit sane n smith RIP Sane.

Green Wilma: 9th Jan 2007 - 05:01 GMT

Thanks. Priceless Stuff.

The Optick One: 13th Jan 2007 - 02:57 GMT

Real history. Very rare opportunity to see these. Thank You Smith.

rest In Peace SANE.

Edos1: 13th Jan 2007 - 21:39 GMT

Great pictures.....great peices

Red23: 27th Jan 2007 - 23:33 GMT

OFF THE HOOK...

,,5hadoW?'': 29th Jan 2007 - 19:42 GMT

Did he really die?(sorry , i know nothing about his biography,but i want to)he has great pieces,i love his works!!!

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graham: 3rd Feb 2007 - 20:18 GMT

he died when he fell off the brooklyn bridge.
he went to hunter college high school and yes, that little piece of his art in the high school is still there.
some dumb girl is goin around writing SANE SMITH....HE LIVES ON

C0S1: 4th Feb 2007 - 05:14 GMT

SANE R.I.P
THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUVE BROUGHT TO THIS CULTURE
YOU BROUGHT BEAUTY TO THE GHETTO
SMITH THANK YOU FOR KEEPING YOUR BROTHERS NAME ALIVE
XTC IS THE ILLEST GRAFF KREW OUT THERE
PROPS TO - AOK,BYI AND TMB
OH AND JA YOU ARE FUCKN LEGEND A TRUE ALL CITY KING
NO MATTER WHAT FUCKN FAG SAYS ABOUT YOU
AND YO HAVE EVER DONE THROW UPS OR TAGS IN
PATERSON,NJ CUZ I KEEP SEEIN JA'S ON ROOF TOPS TRAINS AND BUILDINGS
SANE R.I.P ONCE MORE A TRUE ARTIST GONE BEFORE HIS TIME
YOUR MEMORY LIVES ON

C0S1: 4th Feb 2007 - 05:30 GMT

JA THANKS FOR KEEPING THE LATE GREAT KING ALIVE
BUT TRY TO LAY OFF THE SPACEBASE WE DONT NEED ANOTHER ALL CITY KING
GONE BEFORE HIS TIME
ONCE AGAIN R.I.P. TO ROBERT SMITH B.K.A SANE
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76 crew: 10th Feb 2007 - 16:30 GMT

rip sane im only 11 im kinda cool only if i was half as good as them id be a legend

closek: 19th Feb 2007 - 17:52 GMT

hello i,m spanish pero me gusta la legenda smith sane
yo tambien soi buen graffitero

foxhound: 20th Feb 2007 - 19:22 GMT

THIS IS THE ILLIST SHIT I HAVE EVER SEEN I AM GLAD TO SEE THAT SMITH STILL LIVES IN OUR HEARTS AND ALL THOSE WHO THINKS IT VANDLISM NO ITS ART GRAF IS THE WORDS OF COMMON PEOPLE AND WE GOT SANE SMITH TO THANK FOR IT.

GEEZO: 24th Feb 2007 - 19:50 GMT

ROCK ROCK ON ....GWS RESPECTS

SMOKE: 10th Mar 2007 - 23:36 GMT

in the movie lord of war close to the starting of the movie when the dude is by the beach on the wall if you look closley you can see sane's tag its realy cool if you see it

Dave: 31st Mar 2007 - 15:31 GMT

How about SMITH's tag in Michal Jackson's 'BAD' video? You ain't seen it? Go to youtube.com to watch the video, and see if you can spot it. By the way, SMITH, if you're reading this, how did you get that tag in the video?

MK: 6th Apr 2007 - 01:58 GMT

I was friends with Dave (SANE) in HS. I got to go bombing with him a few times and he mentored me on my style. I was really into the bigger pieces, the art, the whole intensity of it. He was a great great guy, and an amazing artist - and a true artist - all the time thinking breathing living the art. RIP SANE.

sup72: 6th Apr 2007 - 17:54 GMT

does smith still bomb? IF he does he bomb alot?
I WOULDNT KNOW BECAUSE MOST OF THE OLD SHYT THATS IN UPTOWN MANHTATTAN
IS GONE
SuP72 WDB washington heightz

ERSmfc: 11th Apr 2007 - 07:26 GMT

thanks to everyone for all the useful info, i got bored and i actually read everything. JA you are my hero, not in a homo
way, but whenever im about to go bombing i watch videos of you out bombing and it really gets me psyched up, so dont stop bombing no matter what.
R.I.P. SANE
ERS.MFC

trane002: 23rd Apr 2007 - 20:00 GMT

smith you helped me write graffiti and get up now thanks to you mostly everyone knows my name peace out and thanks

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zee3: 30th May 2007 - 00:38 GMT

r.ip. sane. big ups to the heights, smith, jaone and all graffers man peace

KRY ONE BTD MNC R.I.P ICE: 31st May 2007 - 15:37 GMT

A CAN U TAGGE MY TAGGING NAME IT KRY MNC BTD R.I.P ICE

NGK. . .: 9th Jun 2007 - 10:43 GMT

R.I.P sane
true legend

CoEoNe: 13th Jun 2007 - 22:45 GMT

Sane...What can you say apart from true Graff Artist..
It's rare to see someone who can match up to such a Pure graff artist..
he made his mark ON society as well as in are hearts!
Let this one rest in peace and life in the can!
R.I.P...Respect those before you.. especially those who paid the price..
Smith.. you brother was one of a kind!
....R.I.P....

TRANE: 19th Jun 2007 - 16:21 GMT

YO SANE YOUR STILL IN MY MIND EVERY TIME I DO A PEICE I THINK "HOW WOULD SANE DO THIS" R.I.P

J-Z0NE: 22nd Jun 2007 - 03:48 GMT

dame david we miss u its not fun bombing wit out u its jus us wit ja now man R.I.P SANE SMITH XTC YKK

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LL2: 25th Jun 2007 - 12:17 GMT

If you grew up in Washington Heights in the 80's as a kid and were into the scene, you HAD TO know / see SANE SMITH!!! BIG UP TO DA HEIGHTZ!!!

jordo.: 26th Jun 2007 - 03:30 GMT

sane is a legand... all tha fellas that write would no that that.

Relzski: 1st Jul 2007 - 19:09 GMT


Much respect!

S!ke357: 3rd Jul 2007 - 02:21 GMT

Sane braught me into graff,evry time i go i think about him and it motivates me ta keep on goin.
i dunno if he did er didnt commit suicide,or if he was killed by sum bitch.
but anyway, MAX respect ta Sane , Smith+Pink n XTC!
Ther All Legends
S!ke 357 wishin evry 1 luck and keepin Sane's name alive ta this day

LookOneNYC: 6th Jul 2007 - 21:40 GMT

When I was younger Sane's pieces inspired me. Without him and some other legends i probally wouldn't be writing now. R.I.P. Sane.

anon (218-215-13-53.people.net.au): 10th Jul 2007 - 14:37 GMT

this is good shit, makes me wonder what it would of been like painting the tunnels with sane, smith, ja etc in the 80- 90's

..bog...: 16th Jul 2007 - 12:10 GMT

hi 2 all and rip 2 sane (sorry the grammatic but i'm from romania)if you have the chance to see bomb the system (the movie) watch it because i think that movie speak's about the smith brothers and how sane did die .it's a very good movie. Smith keep the good work RIP Sane...

TROJE.MGU : 17th Jul 2007 - 07:05 GMT

RIP SANE u are the best.. peace

Kera: 24th Jul 2007 - 22:55 GMT

R.I.P for Sane he was TRUE LEGEND I`am writer from Bosnia and Herzegovinia From Sarajevo
His graffitis are hell good peace with you guys see ya

RIP SANESMITH

alex: 4th Aug 2007 - 00:05 GMT

ja-- what made u diss the saber piece?
where are the pix?

rane2: 20th Aug 2007 - 13:15 GMT

smith your good at getting sane name up dont stop doing it


Belroc: 21st Aug 2007 - 23:30 GMT

WOW!!
This is great!!
David "SANE" Smith Rest In Peace...
All respects going out to JA, KET, GHOST, REAS, ZENO, BRUZ & all of AOK~XTC~RIS
And of course big shout out to SMITH!!

BELROC IOFcrew...........

big daddy: 29th Aug 2007 - 20:08 GMT

long live smith sane ,the best graff writers of all time!!!!!! everywhere ive been i see these tags like forever...

switch: 21st Sep 2007 - 21:54 GMT

r.i.p. sane keep up JA

smitty: 29th Oct 2007 - 19:28 GMT

ok i'm confused !!I'm gonna look for that
year book for real!!!

THE PUBLIC ANIMALS JOEY TPA: 30th Oct 2007 - 20:13 GMT

Gotta give it where its due..these two got up.

RESK: 2nd Nov 2007 - 15:54 GMT

R.I.P SANE

OSM: 6th Nov 2007 - 23:55 GMT

r.i.p sane man if you could hear me now all i got to say is
you had some balls to hit the spots that you hit man *Props*
i hope your bro keeps your name up r.i.p man

Lost 1: 15th Nov 2007 - 02:46 GMT

Yo sane was a wicked artist i love his work so much

->::..RIP SANE..::

ACD: 25th Nov 2007 - 13:36 GMT

ayo, i'm from switzerland and i also know sane..his my model of graffiti..man, my enlish is soo worth..i cant explain what i want to say..

R.I.P. SANE

ps. so he died, cause he jumped down of a bridge???

JOEY TPA The Public Animals: 27th Nov 2007 - 08:19 GMT

Brothers put in their work

Writer from sweden: 27th Nov 2007 - 13:10 GMT

The very true legends

atrium: 10th Dec 2007 - 23:57 GMT

i go to hunter as well and i've seen the "saint [sane] smith...he lives on" thing...

the handball courts got tagged up in all black by some toys in 06. and if any other hunter people are reading this, where can
i find the hidden piece?

Mimi: 20th Dec 2007 - 04:02 GMT

Who knows if its gone now, but, to any current or past Hunterites, check the costume shop backstage for his HUGE mural on the far right wall...also p. 181 of 1988 yearbook has his pic and quote, p 247 has his handiwork, and pp 116-177 of the 87 yearbook.

D-Rok: 2nd Jan 2008 - 15:59 GMT

I saw Sane-Smith pieces all over the city during my stay in NYC during 86/87. The style had a real influence on
me (I was 13/14 years old at the time) and it reflects in my style. RIP Sane.

ag: 19th Jan 2008 - 09:38 GMT

sane is crap compared to the others on kingsofny

TOFU: 23rd Jan 2008 - 07:49 GMT

sorry i have too much respect for sane let the end with this "CRAP"^^^^^^^, oh and RIP SANE, SMITH, thnx for the inspiration and keepin your brothers name alive

hcEs: 29th Jan 2008 - 08:57 GMT

I went to hunter, and was still in the elementary school(in the same building) through SANEs time at the high school.
i remember playing handball, football, manhunt, etc. on graf-filled courts.
My question is--i remember there was a big "class of 88'" piece(I think it was 88) on the wall when SANE graduated.
I think it might have also said congratulations or way to go' or some shit like that. Does anyone have pics of that?
I was only 11 years old--do i remember it right?

hcEs: 29th Jan 2008 - 19:25 GMT

i think Im remembering more...I think it said "shaker-class of 88"

CAsPeR XTC..: 30th Jan 2008 - 05:30 GMT

i went to hunter i rember sane all day i would see him drawin all over his desk thoses were the days RIP bro ull never be forgotin XTC..

Mist One53. Tdt=The Deadly Type.: 30th Jan 2008 - 16:10 GMT

Hello JA From Mist1 Sheffield England uk. I was first in Nyc in 1989 and saw SANE eveywhere. At the top of the World trade centre, not much bigger that this text on the screen.I did have his phone number from a Writer in London. I did phone but could not get hold of him. Other SANE Graf I remember, At 14th st Union Square very high up. Koch SANESMITH and crew cheated on you? From JFK to Manhattan might have been in Queens? It was on the outside of an elevated subway station. Another when I was on way to Long Island on a bridge. I was in Germany October? 1990 at Loomits place when he had a phone call from New York with the bad news that David SANE Smith had passed away. I was back in Nyc in 1991 but cant remember seein much then. In Nyc 1993 I took photos of every bit SANE Graf that I saw. I wrote an Article-short story called Impressions of a name for an English Graf mag about how much of an influence SANE had on me with not only the styles but a master of Graf Placement. I also like JA, Ghost, Ris mob, Xtc and Realy old stuf.THe first ever pices. Like some of the Priest pieces on the Subway Rescources website. I like the Rolling stones mag Article too. The late A-one put me down with TDT in 1989. I hope to get back over to Nyc one day, ineed to do some more subs.Always good to see SANE pictures ive not seen before and there are only two on this site ive seen. Im off.

Mist One53. Tdt=The Deadly Type. Sheffield England uk.: 31st Jan 2008 - 11:16 GMT

Would that be Bernards House in Riverside Tunnel? I did five pices down there. I met Ment in the tunnels.
I have a docmentary from English TV on video with Freedom paintin in Riverside Tunnel and he goes to see a homeless guy
called Bernard. Also there was a documentary film on at cinema (about them who lived in the tunnel) called
DARK DAYS ment was on that. A small part of one of my pieces was on The Bone Collector 1999 from RST 1993.

Keasto: 8th Feb 2008 - 20:14 GMT

Mist-Im pretty sure I have some pics with your stuff from the Freedom tunnels...

wackojacko: 16th Feb 2008 - 21:59 GMT

i dunno if its already been posted, but heres a link to the brookyln bridge sane smith bomb....


http://images.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://www.razorapple.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/09/sane-text-hunter.jpg&imgrefurl=http://razorapple.com/2006/09/13/sanes-tagged-textbook/&h=313&w=500&sz=34&hl=en&start=2&tbnid=zKbK01a4OWForM:&tbnh=81&tbnw=130&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dsane%2Bbrooklyn%2Bbridge%26gbv%3D2%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Doff

Dave: 22nd Feb 2008 - 13:54 GMT

Mist - I'm a fan of your work, from Liverpool. I'd like to get a copy of that documentary featuring Freedom. You can email me at c.sprocket@merseymail.com

Crafty: 20th Mar 2008 - 18:06 GMT

Much Respect To the legends.

T1: 22nd Mar 2008 - 00:34 GMT

i live in the UK ive been in graff 4 bout 2 yrs nd england isnt as alive as the US in graff so i find it a bit hard, so
cud u experienced graffers give me sum tips.

T1: 22nd Mar 2008 - 00:41 GMT

and of course RIP Sane u was a legend but nuff respect 2 Smith 4 continuing his bro's name and respect 2 JA aswell he is also a true leg

-REZIN-: 27th Mar 2008 - 15:44 GMT

Damn these tags are clean as fuck how that fool get killed

ApeksTDK: 5th Apr 2008 - 05:31 GMT

that smith sane T2B wholecar is ridiculous.

{lost} tosk: 16th Apr 2008 - 22:39 GMT

fuck hes a legend

AeonRS: 4th May 2008 - 23:38 GMT

mad props to sane smith,
JA too man, ive seen him in movies and shit, both the actual person and his throws,
pretty funny,
respect fo life.

Sane: 5th Jun 2008 - 06:39 GMT

This murales are fantastic

jonathan smith: 11th Jun 2008 - 02:04 GMT

yo tambien rayo smith y digo que sane es uno de los grandes grafiteros que han existido

Scoopology: 17th Jun 2008 - 17:08 GMT

props on the old flicks..

Sane Smith killed the Bronx, tremont, grandconcourse, the D line, Jerome ave..forham..... good shit

props to JA, EASY, JOZ, RD 357, JEW BT, IZM, BESTER with that happy land fire fame... rip Sane and those that die in the club

kosh: 10th Jul 2008 - 01:18 GMT

r.i.p.sane

ekspo: 13th Jul 2008 - 21:29 GMT

i was comin home from jfk yesterday and saw sane's piece on the hellsgate bridge. i will try to upload the pic.
did he fall off the hellsgate when he died?
RIP SANE

ekspo: 13th Jul 2008 - 22:55 GMT

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this is the picture i took yesterday.
this is sane's piece on the hellsgate bridge.
i dont believe he fell off this bridge and died, but if i am wrong, please correct me.
RIP SANE!

trane:: 17th Jul 2008 - 14:03 GMT

fucking sick stuff love the affect of flames rip sane smith legend

Lams: 9th Aug 2008 - 07:15 GMT

What was his real name, once somebody dies you can get the info, its public record.

toy: 29th Aug 2008 - 20:09 GMT

GMT you are stupid sane and smith are the same personn you toy

ecko: 29th Aug 2008 - 20:10 GMT

trane sane and smith are the same person but he does have a bro hes dead

jEDI : 4th Sep 2008 - 18:34 GMT

whao ! trane was sane?

ecko: 5th Sep 2008 - 01:31 GMT

no i was talking to the name trane

Chueco DTB: 19th Sep 2008 - 14:11 GMT

I saw the sane's piece also yesterday. its still there with all the other graff, theres a lot on queensboro plaza under the train, there mostly tags.

SHORTY140 TCS DWS: 1st Oct 2008 - 05:13 GMT

Sane is a legend .

michael >chazoshay@hotmail.com: 1st Oct 2008 - 18:51 GMT

rip to sane. big up to smith an ja u guys are legends as well as joz rip

michael >chazoshay@hotmail.com: 1st Oct 2008 - 18:56 GMT

smith i met you one time with ezo and a few of you guys in harlem on 116th lenox ave i was probably like 20 yr old and man i waited for the day to meet you man. congrats on the marriage with lady pink. i seen her in the graffittti art book. so when is the next gathering or show...contact me my email is right above....

fesoner,OMC: 4th Oct 2008 - 06:15 GMT

yo,they are not the same person man,you guys are retards

sane and smith were bros

and ja,big ups to you man

you're my freakin idol
fuck rtd,pussy ass hatin no ups motherfuckers

you the real deal,and there's no one better

RIP sane,may the legend live on
and smith,you're truly a piece of work
legends of the crime,for-fathers of an artistic movement

keep doin your thing

B-S-L: 22nd Nov 2008 - 01:29 GMT

i go to Hunter high school (the school he went to) and this guy is still talked about even today. R.I.P to an amazing artist.

Sken One: 24th Nov 2008 - 19:23 GMT

This guy used to live down my ends, man we used to bully him and shit, im so sorry now though
Big Upz Sane you the MAN

DC: 30th Nov 2008 - 23:59 GMT

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alert1: 3rd Dec 2008 - 02:34 GMT

i heard that smith did the Brooklyn bridge as a momorial to sane is that true?

any ways R.I.P Sane true legend

pasun one: 5th Dec 2008 - 04:35 GMT

SANE and SMITH true legends raised in Washington Heights N.Y.C. Two of uptowns craziest whiteboys! Back in the 80's they walked everywhere with buckets of paint and ladders. lol

sant1 rome: 23rd Dec 2008 - 02:16 GMT

sane,he didn't has a good style but he destroyy!
and he was the n°1 for me and i think about for a lot of people!
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DC: 24th Jan 2009 - 18:35 GMT

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SKIFONE N.O.G KREW: 25th Jan 2009 - 18:51 GMT

MAD UPS TO SANE AND SMITH THEY CHANGED THE WAY I LOOK AT GRAFF AND GAVE ME IDEAS OF SOME MISSIONS TO GO OUT AND BOMB AND SANESMITH THANKS FOR THAT ARTICLE MAN AND FOR YOU TOYS SANE AND SMITH ARE TWO DIFFERENT PEOPLE BUT ARE BRO'S PROP TO ALL PEOPLE WHO WRITE IF ITS ON A WALL OR A MAILBOX YOUR HONORING SANE AND OTHER ARTIST THAT HAVE PASSED AND THANKS NOW GET OFF YOUR COMPUTER AND GO BOMB

"SKIF"
ONER
N.O.G
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F.T.F
KREWZ

bizurk***tags6206: 15th Feb 2009 - 18:57 GMT

dat guy is sick R.I.P

bueno: 16th Feb 2009 - 06:44 GMT

i seen one of his frieghts in houston texas its still up
RIP SANE

siz: 27th Feb 2009 - 00:44 GMT

sane smith is my fucking inspiration wat a good artist

errol: 3rd Mar 2009 - 07:36 GMT

cool

lostone : 20th Mar 2009 - 16:59 GMT

i ve seen sane smith all my life every time i go by the hellsgate bridge i see him . ireally wish his not dead but just in case RIP.
much respect to JA one your my hero. -Lost1

L: 21st Mar 2009 - 23:06 GMT

My English teacher recently told me about Sane Smith - he said he fell off the Brooklyn Bridge, not the Hellsgate Bridge.
I think I'll look around for that little piece of Hunter High School art. I don't recall ever seeing it, 'cause maybe they painted it over.
But I know that he's got his well-deserved place on one of the folding walls on the fourth floor.

RIP Sane Smith.

DC: 29th Mar 2009 - 16:53 GMT

image 31931

Williamsburg

Peter: 29th Mar 2009 - 17:19 GMT

www.flickr.com/photos/rhodamine/3383808606

lostoneacb: april 1 2009: 3rd Apr 2009 - 16:38 GMT

i just relize that they pianted over his throws and i am so fucking pissed off . i think someone should do a huge RIP SANE SMITH on brooklyn bridge or something that woul kick ass.
probley not going too happen but its good idea i think. RiP SAnE SiMtH

Oi!Ah!: 15th Apr 2009 - 18:08 GMT

I got the illest pic of my younger self in J. Hood Wright/ Jew park on 175th in Wash Hts. in like
'92 and theres a big ass SMITH piece behind me in pink and red I will post ASAP.
Theres also a DRO on the same wall, no SANE tho. shits sexy. Greatest NYC has seen or will ever see perhaps??
From my neighborhood as well..so thats deep
Was it really the GWB he met his demise???? I cross that bitch everyday. The dude hit BK bridge enough for a few lifetimes...
I love how the nigga still gets up to this day as a ghost. Props to JA on that TIP..love your rich drugged out psychotic
ass despite the haters. dont jump me im tiny OIIIIIIIIIIII AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ir

Nin 176: 16th Apr 2009 - 02:05 GMT

Yo got up with my dudes this week and i was asking about my boy white boy Dave. Dude was like ' you mean Sane?? I was like yeah! heard the terrible news. dave was my best friend at PS 173 in 5th and 6th grade. To his older sis and his lil brother this is Nini. I was chillin with Anton 169 and Mario, Krome 100 lil brother from across ur building. Sorry to hear this. dave was my Dude. We wuz getting Uni's on 110th and Bway and i left to Florida then and i did not know he blew up like that! Thats whats up!! Dave was super smart kid. We wuz always 1,2 in Ms Lazos class. Dave , you up there...this is ur nigga Nini......missed you all these years dude. Wished we could have kicked it here.....i guess we will kick it there. Make sure u keep the tape on the uni or the ink will freeze in the winter......

blessoner: 17th Apr 2009 - 02:31 GMT

image 32516HERES THE ARTICLE ALL YOU GUYS WERE ASKIN FOR. THIS GUY WAS A KOOL KID MAN. THE TRUE ALL CITY KING TO THE FULLEST!!

blessoner: 17th Apr 2009 - 02:32 GMT

HIT ME UP IF U GUYS EVER NEED ANYTHING BLESS_AKA_JOKER@YAHOO.COM

Peter: 17th Apr 2009 - 02:33 GMT

yup, thats the article that was originally posted here (see above) in 2006. thanks for sharing.

host84: 17th Apr 2009 - 20:47 GMT

yo i like that shit i give you respect sane r.i.p

blessoner: 20th Apr 2009 - 00:45 GMT

yea i didnt know it was posted u guys..sorry

NY Gamer: 22nd Apr 2009 - 19:44 GMT

Damn, all that work makes me insanely glad i live in the NYC area! Even though I don't tag, I don't care! It still kicks ass! All the graffiti may piss off alot of people in my neighborhood but I can't get enough looking at the styles and the color choices. Damn! My hat goes off to all the bombers and the taggers everywhere in the city making this place better and better one day and one tag at a time! R.I.P. SANE!

DYE 167: 27th Apr 2009 - 16:22 GMT

oooh aaaah,sanesmith tore shit up! glad i had trains & busses to write on...

mota : 5th May 2009 - 06:26 GMT

legends sane an smith they the bombes

anon (c-75-74-68-83.hsd1.fl.comcast.net): 9th May 2009 - 07:58 GMT

David Smith, 172nd btwn Ft Wash and Haven.....my dude! EIP . Damn kid . u a legend

slotr.one: 5th Jun 2009 - 02:53 GMT

r.i.p. sane

1975 Queens NY: 25th Jul 2009 - 01:06 GMT

34 years old. Played the graf game. Lived the gang game (from about 1989-1998). Been out for a good 14 years, but never will shake my love of graf. Just gifted with it. I've been cruzin the net last few weeks, readin up about
old school cats like sane, smith ja, revs, cost, chino, ir, etc... lately ive been consumed with readin up on sane. one of the last things i see here is that he went to p.s. 173
is that true? i attended 173 probably back in 1985'ish. Then Ryan J.H.S, with many originals players. JA...you seem to be the only legitimate link to this dude, thats still around. me and you have actually met a few times.
My crew was from Fresh Meadows. Im in the design game now, on a professional level. building homes, apartments in nyc, designing restaurants, clubs, clothing, etc...lately been
in talks to develop a film based on the years between 1989-1993ish. probably the most insane, original, heart stopping years known to man. if you lived it, you know what i mean.
Hit me up.

jwj: 27th Jul 2009 - 07:38 GMT

I went to elementary school and high school with Sane. He did go to PS 173. His work was fantastic and he was super smart. It was a sad day when I found out he had died. RIP David.

BearLeft: 27th Jul 2009 - 11:53 GMT

Hey, to anyone in the Hunter class of '88 (or those classes around us): I have this vague memory that David/Sane's art was on our senior class t-shirt (with Squid Vicious - our year's mascot). I have to go find mine- I think I have it in storage- but can any of you confirm that?

js: 27th Jul 2009 - 12:24 GMT

bearleft - you're right-it would be great to find those shirts!

Mental Release: 28th Jul 2009 - 02:42 GMT

image 34563

Smith in Dark Days

Geri: 28th Jul 2009 - 07:03 GMT

I remember hearing about the time that the HCHS admin hired a graffiti cleaner to wipe off one of his courtyard murals. Apparently he snuck around to the back of their van while they were working, and tagged it with a scoreboard reading "Hunter 1, GraffitiBusters 0."

NOVA: 12th Sep 2009 - 21:33 GMT

Damn.... Sane's shit is soooo legit... I wish I had that kind of can control..

sebel1: 9th Oct 2009 - 15:44 GMT

sane is so fucking ill.

Mater!: 28th Oct 2009 - 22:24 GMT

yooo JA! my boys pops said he used to write with ya back in the day but idk if i should believe him or not lol. He said he wrote Dose or some shit like that.

zem: 6th Nov 2009 - 15:07 GMT

rip sane

LLove 191: 26th Nov 2009 - 03:47 GMT

I too was born and raised in Washington Heights and I can remember as a kid coming up seeing Sane Smith all over the place.
I remember seeing them all over Ghost Town, the abandoned 91st St. station on the no. 1 train between 96th St. and 86th St. stations.
All along the Henry Hudson Hwy. aka the West-side Hwy.
Wow, you all took me back on a trip down memory lane when I was a kid.
It's funny how things like this will always be in your memories.

Big up Sane, Smith, Seen

TK01: 12th Dec 2009 - 16:07 GMT

They the BEST!
I look up 2 sanes shit

Patty 11377: 15th Dec 2009 - 12:26 GMT

When I was young, I had a 2 hour commute everyday - we didn't have ipods, psps, game boys and all the technology kids have today. So my only form entertainment was looking at all the graff. I was young at the time but was amazed by it. The time flew by and it never seemed like it was 2 hours. Starting from 242nd on the 1 and 9 lines all the way to 69th on the 7 line (well much further then that but that was my stop lol). Sane and Smith every where you looked. DR.SEUSS and Ghost were sick too and JA was every where most dissed by toys most hated lmao.

Those were the good old days.

I hate that they cleaned up all the trains and the stations they were as New York as the Twin Towers the Empire States building and Statute Of liberty. Land of the free my ass! Tell that to Vandal Squad. I love that JA and Smith keeps Sane's memory alive. ACC has been doing the same with MSone R.I.P seems like hes up more now then ever...

GHOST: 17th Dec 2009 - 03:19 GMT

Yo. I'm a young writer.. Just heard about Sane.. RIP. He's absolutely amazing, by far the ballsiest person I've
ever had the pleasure of reading about.. I can't say I'm officially a writer or anything at the moment.. But I'm
hoping to start up soon.. Anyways, I just wanted to thank everyone for the great read, and the amazing info..
Read about me soon (Hopefully),
GHOST

NOVA: 5th Jan 2010 - 06:23 GMT

Ghost no offence bro, but plenty of other more well respected artists have that name...

ChR!S*ChANE: 23rd Jan 2010 - 06:37 GMT

Ive been writing since i was in middle skewl... when i heard of SANESMITH i got ahold of some material and jus startd bombing.... i wish i had a chance to bomb with sane... paint is in my blood like a virus, and i love it... to all the cops and vandal squads, back off cuz we aint gonna stop... and to all writers, we got a promise to keep, dont let em stop you...

anon (c-71-202-122-176.hsd1.ca.comcast.net): 30th Jan 2010 - 08:44 GMT

Sat next 2 sane alphabetically in our H.S. Classes. Cuz my last name is smith too. He was a genius and more generous than veryone. Too wise to ignore people's idiocy. Too aware to process the system.

anon (ip72-206-123-52.om.om.cox.net): 7th Feb 2010 - 21:29 GMT

respect

NES147: 16th Feb 2010 - 13:29 GMT

got this in the tracks last week
image 39625
sane R.I.P

ice: 18th Feb 2010 - 01:39 GMT

miss u sane

PHIL: 7th Mar 2010 - 00:43 GMT

Just took the train from spring to penn. In between stops there was a delay and the train slowed down enough
for me to get a good look at a REVS that read: WE ARE THE USELESS ONES, followed by a whole bunch of SANE SMITHs.
At one point after w. 4th there were a couple more REVS pieces and every pole, one after the other was hit with:

SANE SANE SANE SANE SANE SANE SANE SANE SANE SANE SANE SANE SANE SANE

doesnt get much better than that. RIP.

83 street writer...: 8th Mar 2010 - 23:00 GMT

Sane,REST IN PEACE...

Don smith: 12th Mar 2010 - 15:42 GMT

rest in peace smith we all miss you

some1: 27th Mar 2010 - 00:05 GMT

rest in piece sane you were the best writer out there

ttr: 26th Apr 2010 - 19:14 GMT

rip sane

HASTE: 27th Apr 2010 - 01:46 GMT

JA still keeping SANES name alive to this very day.

ZONE 517: 8th Jun 2010 - 22:25 GMT

I have been writing Zone 517 for a while know and my insperation came from Smith and Sane. May God rest Sane's soul. Smith, stay up yo. Back Street Bombers (BSB) thank ya for the insperation yo. Peace yo.

SIC: 14th Jun 2010 - 14:11 GMT

Respect from ITALY for SANE SMITH!!!
paint the world

Peso: 14th Jul 2010 - 23:31 GMT

Sane smith u got some sick styles but if I had 2 choose threw u or cope2 i would choose him but u would be my second best tagged peso iz out lates dog

CEL: 19th Jul 2010 - 05:28 GMT

damn, R.I.P from texas, i heard that bomb the system was based of the story of SANE and smith? can anyone confirm?

Wild: 29th Jul 2010 - 05:39 GMT

I am a big fan smith sane and I am like your style

Kevin Heldman: 7th Oct 2010 - 15:11 GMT

Hey, appreciate some of the good words up here -- kevin heldman, I wrote that Rolling Stone article on writers/graf
back in 1995. Sane's brother was how I got into the piece - he, KET, and especially JA were
decent as hell to let me into their world. Hope you four are all good.
There's a tighter, easier to read version of the article on my site if anybody wants to check it
www.JournalismWorksProject.org
thanks
kevin

anon (67-225-117-69.sktn.hsdb.sasknet.sk.ca): 21st Oct 2010 - 01:56 GMT

I have known about Sane for quite some time, decided to look up some pics on him one day and found this page. So awesome that all these people
are giving props to one of the best writers out there. RIP Sane, you will be missed, and never forgotten. your work has influenced me in lots of ways.
And JA! Man you are sick as hell! by far my fave graff writer out there. Your work too has influenced me lots! You have some serious skill man.

ALIEN -UAC: 8th Nov 2010 - 20:55 GMT

startin a crew in knoxville graff is pretty much dead but imma bring it back

ALIEN -UAC: 8th Nov 2010 - 23:06 GMT

rep to MIMIC LIME GRIFTER AND MESKO bring back graff i dunno if anyones tag is alien but its sixk and i can make it nice

rca irt: 13th Nov 2010 - 19:50 GMT

wow great pics iam a fan of smith!

"MANNY GUNZ" AKA "MANOLO PISTOLAS".....TPA, CW, KINGZ ONLY.........: 15th Nov 2010 - 19:05 GMT

Awesome writter, never meet Sane but an awesome writter. Always up where many would not dare to step........Williamsburg Brooklyn RIP BROTHER..........My cousin SOUL CW, also passed would mention Sane's acrobatics

EVOKE TBK: 17th Nov 2010 - 20:36 GMT

I GREW UP IN WILLIAMSBURG LARTE 80's SANE SMITH REVENGE IS SWEET INPIRED ME TO BECOME AN ARTIST R.I.P YOU ARE A LEGEND!

Matz iTw: 21st Nov 2010 - 16:58 GMT

why JA got beef with Map

hozer: 21st Nov 2010 - 19:26 GMT

sane rest in peace sane god bless, i heard of him when i was only 11 while playing mark ecko's getting up in gabes hood when he tagged tranes black book on the roof top while making a tag then i saw his un colored throw ups in the amusement pier mision
then i started doing reaserches about him he was a good kid i saw loads ofhis pictures then i found a movie based on him called bomb the system. now in 2010 soon 2011
im living in london and i realy want to meet smith and ask him to tag my black book but sane realy changed my life so thank you i don't know where i could be in my life right now and what i would be doing but yeah god bless sane rest in peace

hozer: 21st Nov 2010 - 19:39 GMT

“Urban Myths Smith, of the notorious NYC graffiti writing duo, SaneSmith, reveals the truth behind the many myths that have been surrounding his and his late brother’s work.”

“So, you wish to learn more about the myths surrounding SaneSmith?
Well, the graffiti culture is strongly based on oral history so not everything can be learned by reading, but I will enlighten you a bit. Like many kids, Sane and Smith were born into a family without much parental supervision and with a simple sibling rivalry. By the time we were in our mid-teens, we were left to explore the city and both took an interest in graffiti, fuelled by our friends’ graffiti involvement as well. So by telling each other, ‘Yo, I got up here’ or ‘I did a piece there’ the other brother would have to get up as well. Any graffiti writer with a great partner will tell you that a small bit of competitiveness can inspire great feats. That soon led to each of us finding spots to paint and informing each other and having an instant partner to bolster one’s courage to actually go out and paint. As I was the elder brother, I had more time to wander around after dark but that left my younger brother more time to practice doing pieces on paper. That quickly showed in our work as Sane became more skilled and Smith was tagged across the city. Back in the mid-80s, we didn’t have any mentors so everything was trial and error. Somehow it seemed to work since in just two years of hard work we received a visit from the head of the Vandal Squad. He wanted to persuade my hardworking mother to stop us. But how many knuckleheaded teenagers listen to their moms? So then we painted one bridge too many…

“On reflection, painting a monument such as the Brooklyn Bridge was probably a bad idea since we were unprepared for the consequences. Around that time, we had been painting a couple of the other bridges around New York and thought it would be just another spot. By this time we had been using bucket paint a lot instead of spray paint since it was easy to acquire, custom colourable and so much thicker that the colour just boomed. One day, Sane said ‘Yo, I got this spot in mind. I scoped it. It looks easy enough, so let’s do it. There’s this ladder and a ledge just wide enough…’ The next morning we looked at our handiwork on both sides of the bridge, smiled and took our photos. A few days later a newspaper reporter called our house and informed us of the enormity of the deed. Then came a couple of calls by the news media. Sane, the more verbose brother, did an interview with one TV crew, feeling that we should stand up and let our intentions be known. It came out as a sound bite and we saw the futility of trying to get our meanings across in televised media. The writers that we knew were surprised that we should be given this kind of attention and we received many calls of congratulations. We were all used to being called punks in the media and mentioned whenever a politician wanted some attention for a war on graffiti and a better chance at being elected. A short time later the city sent us a letter informing us that we owed some money for the clean up. Although we could only ignore that letter, sure enough a messenger came to the house and served us papers saying that the city was suing us, our mother and our best partner, JA, for damages done to the city. Luckily, a famous lawyer, William Kunstler, decided to take our case and somehow the city lost its will to pursue the matter. We wound up moving out to avoid all the unwanted police attention, and the bridge got painted a second time the following year. I guess no one learned their lesson.

“Over the years, many tactics have been attempted by the authorities to stamp out graffiti. As time goes by, it seems that the government is getting more authoritarian and removing whatever freedoms they can from the people. Expressing yourself with a spray can is no longer tolerated with a slap on the wrist. In our neighbourhood, it used to be every little kid grabbed for a simple graffiti tag was yelled at, slapped around, sprayed in the face or grilled about his peers by the police. We would then hear the stories of how the cops wanted to arrest us, or other police tactics, from friends that would get arrested. One amusing story from our pal JA was when he encountered a SaneSmith tag in the urinal of the police department a short time after I went through the system (taken with only smudges from the fingerprint ink left on my fingers, the police weren’t too pleased to tell JA). Although we were on top of a most wanted list for many years, most of the arrests we went through were for minor charges and dealt with somewhat casually as young men would. A few times we were slapped around while in custody but minorities definitely had it tougher. The opposite was true whenever we stepped into a train yard. Instead of having to be the tough white boys that got into a fight whenever needed, we simply got up all city as much as possible. We gave a lot of respect and got a lot of respect over the years. Our heroes weren’t in the movies, they were writers walking around the neighborhoods just a little older than us. It is hard to describe to normal people what it means to meet these graffiti legends and have them know who you are merely by reading the writing on the walls.

“Nowadays, the culture has really changed. The commoditisation of graffiti in the galleries led to a major talent drain from the subways. By the time we started there were a lot fewer writers willing to mentor a rising new jack. It is gratifying to see the skill level at a point that it is taken seriously as an art form in the galleries and in street art publications, but it is condemning all those with lesser skill levels to be hunted down. Those unwilling to be artsy or play by the rules are facing extreme anti-graffiti measures by the authorities. Banksy is a famous example of a former graffiti writer that has matured to a point that his work is hailed as great art. I respect him greatly for his wit and cheekiness but I fail to see how his work is part of graffiti. Maybe this is the face of graffiti in the future and all tagging will be reduced to pre-teen crayon scribbles. I myself have married and luckily earn a living with my painting skills. My wife Lady Pink and I have been ‘playing the game’ for some years now to pay the bills but we try to keep our spirits true by painting legally in the street every now and then. And if you happen upon a SaneSmith tag scrawled somewhere where it shouldn’t be, I didn’t do it…”

hozer: 21st Nov 2010 - 19:39 GMT

lol

idk: 9th Dec 2010 - 21:46 GMT

i think ja was the king of evryone....fukin beast.

idk: 9th Dec 2010 - 21:46 GMT

i think ja was the king of evryone....fukin beast.

vize one: 12th Dec 2010 - 06:07 GMT

To sane and smith, much love from your boy vize, rest in peace

hozer: 13th Dec 2010 - 13:19 GMT

vize
do yo bomb ?

hozer: 13th Dec 2010 - 13:19 GMT

vize
do yo bomb ?

hozer: 13th Dec 2010 - 13:19 GMT

vize
do yo bomb ?

hozer: 13th Dec 2010 - 13:19 GMT

vize
do yo bomb ?

JOKERONE: 19th Dec 2010 - 19:11 GMT

Sick respect to SANE, SMITH, JA and whole the XTC crew, you are my big examples, and helped me get up on the streets,
Mad respect from belgium,
JOKERONE

alien-ECI: 27th Dec 2010 - 09:57 GMT

any one still bomb in k-town

mike28: 30th Dec 2010 - 09:56 GMT

Yo I remember seeing these dudes up in the craziest places no one else would dare tag at back in the day. Sane and smith defines
the word legend just like the great ja xtc, izthewiz, cope2, minone one, joz and easy, and blade and comet. These are some of the best
mega stars of newyork graffiti.

eduardo: 26th Jan 2011 - 02:45 GMT

nomames loco tienes un verwero de rayas te boy atumbar tu placa de smith sane

Bobby: 26th Feb 2011 - 22:55 GMT

Sanesmith is one of the Best NO DOUBT

anon (77.240.91.6): 3rd Apr 2011 - 07:53 GMT

i need film sexy weman

Bobby: 2nd May 2011 - 23:22 GMT

THERE IS NOTHING LIKE A BROTHERS LOVE !! THATS WHY THEY WERE EVERYWERE.ONE MAKING THE OTHERONE BETTER.

Bobby: 2nd May 2011 - 23:24 GMT

WISH YOU WERE HERE

FADE A-A: 15th May 2011 - 22:32 GMT

SANE WAS A TOY ASS DUST HEAD

GuessWho?: 24th May 2011 - 03:47 GMT

Yo is it true that JA dissed the big saber piece in Los Angeles because SABER went over one of SANE pieces in New York?? Just wounding how true this is.
Much love and respect to SANE R.I.P gone but not forgotten.

--> GOT KYFE ?: 23rd Jun 2011 - 21:00 GMT

i always thought smith and sane were the same ppl
another great mind gone before their time
R.I.P

cast 22: 8th Jul 2011 - 10:04 GMT

R.I.p sane great graffiti artist n ja n smith thank for keeping him alive keep up tha good work I aswell wiil stay dedicated to bombing R.I.P sane

Clip washington heights: 11th Aug 2011 - 01:54 GMT

They were like by alot of crews and writers
The only crew that disrespected them that
Had no respect for the art and writers were the
Crew FK FRESH KINGS FROM WASHINGTON HEIGHTS
THEY old neighbor hood, who adventually
Went to sane smith house on 172 and beat
Them up... Rip..sad lost

SHORTY140 . TCS. DWS. QUEENS : 4th Sep 2011 - 17:55 GMT

I remember back in 91 SANE had the first rooftop coming out of the hunters point st station on the 7line . This roof top was right across that bullshit not respected legal factory known to a lot of y'all as 5points , but this was way before that snitch pat opened that bullshit. SANE truly inspired SHORTY140 to go out there and put in some work..........REAL WORK........ RIP SANE . VE. ORO. SUES. DONDI. AUT. SPEK. POKE. WOE. SE7. NEM. JME.

SHORTY140 . TCS. DWS. QUEENS : 4th Sep 2011 - 17:55 GMT

I remember back in 91 SANE had the first rooftop coming out of the hunters point st station on the 7line . This roof top was right across that bullshit not respected legal factory known to a lot of y'all as 5points , but this was way before that snitch pat opened that bullshit. SANE truly inspired SHORTY140 to go out there and put in some work..........REAL WORK........ RIP SANE . VE. ORO. SUES. DONDI. AUT. SPEK. POKE. WOE. SE7. NEM. JME.

dalai: 6th Sep 2011 - 15:39 GMT

sane is overated. those who worship him are even sadder than he was and need to get a life. if he inspired you that much, then follow his foot steps and jump off a bridge. bonsai.

anon (68-27-114-100.pools.spcsdns.net): 10th Sep 2011 - 11:58 GMT

R.I.P. Sane. A Def legacy...

SAne JR!: 10th Oct 2011 - 16:16 GMT

Im his little bro ! i miss sane so much ! :(

William Jackson: 14th Dec 2011 - 05:18 GMT

R.I.P. SANE,may he rest in peace with IZ the WIZ

William Jackson: 20th Dec 2011 - 05:10 GMT

Sane died when he was tagging the brooklyn bridge,he slipped off the ledge and plunged 1600 feet to his death,may he rest in peace

Steep: 12th Jan 2012 - 19:04 GMT

R.I.P. SHANE, but he encouraged me to take risks, he's the best!

godseven onejah: 13th Jan 2012 - 14:53 GMT

Miss u SaNe ! The Best that Ever Did It ! I Was Driving Yesterday. And Saw Ur Tag

TEAR 39 KINGS/AV/DBS/40: 15th Jan 2012 - 20:53 GMT

Writing here to keep this thread going. I had to pleasure of running into SMITH a few years back piecing with FREE5 in Flushing, Queens one night. He was doing a badass SANE piece. One love to all the graff heads out there and keep culture alive and popping! Stay bombing! But be safe!

Spin Easy: 14th Feb 2012 - 20:41 GMT

I went to grade school with David.... I JUST heard about this YESTERDAY.... Here's an old pic of him.. He was the coolest kid - never bothered anyone - we were on the track team together too..
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150279017109155&set=t.1089798870&type=3&theater
I'm the top left corner - Sane is three kids from me - blue shirt with stripes...
Still in shock on two levels - not only his accomplishments, but that he's gone...
R.I.P. SANE

too loud: 9th Mar 2012 - 06:17 GMT

broken link

Joe: 17th Mar 2012 - 00:31 GMT

Word is he was pushed. So sad.

JAM 317: 10th Apr 2012 - 13:34 GMT

been bombing indy for a few years now and got to admit sane smith art has givin me balls to climb some shady ledges. ACK RIP SANE

peter : 10th May 2012 - 14:52 GMT

SANE R.I.P. we love you!!

Matthew: 19th Jun 2012 - 16:39 GMT

How old was he?

Stelpher: 19th Jul 2012 - 13:12 GMT

SANE was a legend of the old school writer scene. NYC. Late 80's. Down with RIS XTC TFP. Still bombing when only clean trains ran after May 1989. I was taking graf photos in July 89 in New York and got a sweet SANE piece that I haven't seen posted up anywhere. From the riverside tunnel entrance at 125th st in Harlem. I gotta dig those slides out. SANE...you da man. Fresh styles...what a legacy. Smith.....Peace out. Green Wilma...Im diggin those books you pinched from the school library with the SANE tags. Thats some top score! I got some scanning to do.[what a great forum!]

Tricksone: 25th Jul 2012 - 02:41 GMT

There are so many retards on here. Smith and lady pink lived on my block in Astoria for years. Sane didn't die on the bklyn bridge. The Brooklyn bridge is also not 1600 feet tall. Sane is smiths brother and he puts him up whenever he is bombing. No one is from Washington heights. We are all from queens. Peace to sane smith lady pink crime seus zephyr walnuts crew ja

anon (5e058fee.bb.sky.com): 27th Jul 2012 - 22:59 GMT

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=106857632704387&set=a.106852239371593.4088.100001404535718&type=3

Bis One - Outsiders: 6th Aug 2012 - 17:25 GMT

I cant believe the shit people pass on from rumors etc. A true pioneer and one of my inspirations to painting presently. Green Wilma, thank you for posting! RIP-Sane 182

DuRo: 27th Sep 2012 - 22:25 GMT

sane es una leyenda a seguir x todo lo que y so.

SeF,, BTB .. n.y.c: 4th Dec 2012 - 09:38 GMT

----------------------------------------RIP to SANE---------------------------------------------
rumor #1. he slipped and fell off the brooklyn bridge.
rumor #2. he was pushed off the brooklyn bridge by police.
rumor #3. he was using ropes and they broke and he fell off the brooklyn bridge.
rumor #4. he was using ropes and other writers cut his ropes then he fell off the brooklyn bridge.
rumor #5. he pushed by off the brooklyn bridge by other writers.
rumor #6. he slipped and fell off the hellsgate bridge.
rumor #7. he was pushed by police off the hellsgate bridge.
rumor #8. he was pushed by other writers off the hellsgate bridge.
rumor #9. he commited suicide by jumping off the brooklyn bridge.
rumor #10 he commited suicide by jumping off the hellsgate bridge.
-----------------------------------does anyone know the truth?-----------------------------------

The truth is: 4th Dec 2012 - 17:32 GMT

You are a clueless toy . You forgot to mention he may be on an island with Biggie & tupac.

Stelpher: 30th Dec 2012 - 08:46 GMT

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Tunnel entrance Riverside Park. May or June 1989.

R.G: 20th Jan 2013 - 17:31 GMT

David Smith aka Sane died in a river year 1990

scribelove: 28th Mar 2013 - 06:20 GMT

RIP David Smith aka Sane. David was my friend at HCHS. He painted the wall of my bedroom at home. I graduated HS in 89. David committed suicide when i was in my second year of college. so it would have had to e either 90 or 91. He was super smart and talented, and good friend. but he was also self-destructive. he used to tell me stories about lying down in the drain in the tracks and letting subway trains go over him. i never knew if it was true, but it's crazy either way. i was so angry and sad when he died. he had just started to show in galleries and get some recognition of his talents. when i came back from college, i took down the wall from my bedroom and took it with me to new apartments for years. first in chelsea, and then in brooklyn. it was three 4x8 panels of sheetrock with 2x4s supporting it. if i find the picture i have of it, i'll post it. sadly, when i moved from brooklyn i left it behind. it was probably trashed by my landlord. i have some pieces he did on paper somewhere too. glad i still have something he did. i miss that kid. much love, david.

scribelove: 10th Apr 2013 - 05:22 GMT

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as promised, here is the sane piece that was on my former bedroom wall.

Mist One 53 Fal Tdt: 8th Sep 2014 - 08:25 GMT

What happened to my pics?

anon (5ac97a5b.bb.sky.com): 5th Oct 2014 - 00:33 GMT

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NYC Legends: 17th Oct 2014 - 02:05 GMT

nice picture anon

TheSpontaneous: 7th Mar 2015 - 00:55 GMT

Anybody who hits up NYC owes it to themselves to grab the front car of the C train in Manhattan and just watch; SANE SMITH everywhere you can see along with REVS and some others. Southbound the ones still there are in the 70s, 50s, and 20s, from what I remember. Northbound it's everywhere, especially on the express tracks (especially leaving West 4th St.). One day Transit'll buff it and we'll lose the history, but for now the view out the front window is the same as it was in the old days.

NYC Legends: 22nd May 2015 - 04:45 GMT

It will suck if we lose the history of graffiti. Why would they buff it...No point.

123: 23rd Jun 2015 - 08:10 GMT

Does anyone have a photograph of sane or roger, daamm I'm so curious to see how they looks like !

SaneSmith: 5th Aug 2015 - 18:15 GMT

That's NOT a good idea

REB 2.6.S: 6th Sep 2015 - 08:50 GMT

The only writer I always wanted to meet would have to be SMITH, every other writer just by seeing them still up, it's enough for me.

liam: 10th Jan 2016 - 14:53 GMT

anyone got any pics of what he did at school, fucking legend

BLESSED: 17th Jan 2016 - 21:23 GMT

Just saw the other day a train go by with a bunch of sanesmith tags on it in Glendale. Looked to me like someone payed a tribute to them .Said the myth of sanesmith.

XER: 29th Jan 2016 - 22:05 GMT

Smith used to regularly throw Sane up along with his name hence the SaneSmith tags you see all the time, those are done by Smith. JA regularly throws up Sane as well, almost all the time in fact. The Sane throw ups you see on the Hellsgate bridge are done by JA and all the throwups along the track sides. JA pays mad respects to Sane!

BLESSED: 31st Jan 2016 - 16:53 GMT

@XER Saw some SaneSmith tags on some trains goin over the hells gate bridge coming from the Bronx. They were bombed.Saw the myth of SaneSmith.

TheSpontaneous: 24th Apr 2016 - 00:22 GMT

Some oldies...

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