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Seen

Born in 1961 - United States

BIOGRAPHY

Seen, (whose real name is Richard Mirando), was born in 1961 in the Bronx where he grew up and still lives today. He was a precocious artist. He gets his first spray paint can at the age of 11. Two years later, he was making decorative painting for his uncle, the owner of a car garage. This is when he customizes his first cars.

The graffiti movement was at the time in full force. Richard is fascinated by the painted metro trains in the Lexington Avenue depot and on line 6, just behind his uncle?s garage. He goes to the depot on a Saturday afternoon in 1973 and makes his first "piece". He chooses the nickname "Seen". He likes the 2 "Es" and the meaning fits his art. Making graffiti becomes for him the means to realize his desire to be seen by the most people possible.

His first painting is a revelation. From a mere spectator, he became a player in the movement. The metro becomes his support. He works a lot and starts painting ?whole cars? which will mark the spirit of New York forever. His name and his art are carried throughout the city by the trains taken each day by hundreds of thousands of people. His unique style, his creativity and his tenacity make him a leader of the underground graffiti movement in New York during the 1980s.

In 1982, the Style Wars documentary by Tony Silver and Henry Chalfant transforms him into an icon of the movement for the rest of the world. Recognized by his peers as the "Godfather of Graffiti", Seen is today?s most famous graffiti artist and his influence is unprecedented.

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EXHIBITIONS

EXPOSITIONS PERSONNELLES

2013
Les Super Héros de Seen, Opera Gallery, Paris (France)
Post no bills, Opera Gallery, Hong Kong (Chine)

2011
Rétrospective Seen, Opera Gallery, Paris (France)

2010
Please Enjoy, Magda Danysz, Paris (France)

2009
The 1st Seen Pop-Up Show, Lyon (France)
The 2nd Seen Pop-Up Show, Stockholm (Suède)

2007
Seen City, Galerie M.Y.M, Paris (France)

2006
Stolen Space gallery, Londres (UK)


2005
Rocket World Gallery, San Francisco. Outside Institute Space, Londres (UK) Prosper Gallery, Tokyo. Mc Caigwelles Gallery, New York (USA)

2003
Toy Tokyo Gallery, New York (USA)
STIP Gallery Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Stussy SF Gallery, San Francisco (USA)
Concrete Vibes Gallery, New York (USA)
Marco Art Gallery, New York (USA)

2001
Twenty-four Gallery, Vancouver. Bob's Gallery, New York (USA)

1995
Clayton Gallery, New York (USA)

1985
The Yaki Kornblitt Gallery, Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Suntory company, Tokyo (Japon)

1983
Stellweg-Seguy gallery, New York (USA)

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Seen

S

104 x 98 x 4 Cm
Painting

2 600 €

Seen

Vanité 6

102 x 75 x 1 Cm
Painting

3 500 €

Seen

Hulk

215 x 305 Cm
Painting

35 000 €

Seen

Wildstyle 18

106 x 132 Cm
Painting

2 000 €

Seen

Post No Bills

132.1 x 106.7 Cm
Painting

2 000 €

Seen

Post No Bills

132.1 x 106.7 Cm
Painting

2 000 €

Seen

Thing

215 x 315 Cm
Painting

35 000 €

Seen

Spiderman

122 x 122 Cm
Painting

11 000 €

Seen

Bat Girl

220 x 220 Cm
Painting

25 000 €

Seen

Wldstyle

106.7 x 134.6 Cm
Painting

2 000 €

Seen

Wildstyle

106.7 x 134.6 Cm
Painting

2 000 €

Seen

Multi Tags

129.5 x 104.1 Cm
Painting

2 000 €

Seen

Large Multi Tags

137.2 x 182.9 Cm
Painting

3 300 €

Seen

Multi Tags

61 x 46 x 2 Cm
Painting

1 200 €

Seen

Multi tags

61 x 46 x 2 Cm
Painting

1 200 €

Seen

Wonder Woman

122 x 122 Cm
Painting

11 000 €

Seen

Bubble & Tags

91.4 x 116.8 Cm
Painting

1 900 €

Seen

Under Dog

116 x 264 Cm
Painting

15 000 €

Seen

Wildstyle

91 x 228 Cm
Painting

3 500 €

Seen

MTA

134.6 x 106.7 Cm
Painting

2 000 €

Seen

Untitled

89 x 115 x 2 Cm
Painting

2 900 €

Seen

Mix N Match

122 x 198 Cm
Painting

4 500 €

Seen

Mix N Match

122 x 198 Cm
Painting

4 500 €

Seen

Fallen Cans

183 x 152 Cm
Painting

6 000 €

Seen

Wildstyle

91 x 228 Cm
Painting

3 500 €

Seen

Super S

112 x 216 Cm
Painting

4 500 €

Seen

Super

81 x 58 Cm
Painting

1 200 €

Seen

Space Station

182 x 228 Cm
Painting

16 500 €

Seen

Au bout du monde 6/8

140 x 45 x 45 Cm
Sculpture

29 000 €

Seen

Just a Cloud

132 x 280 Cm
Painting

28 000 €
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