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Seen

Seen

United States • Born in: 1961

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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 customises his first cars.

The graffiti movement was at the time in full force. Richard was 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 realise 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. Recognised 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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Painting

Fine Art Drawings

Print

Bubble Blue, Seen

Bubble Blue

Seen

Painting - 66 x 60 x 1 cm

$1,395

Botanical Looney Lenny, Seen

Botanical Looney Lenny

Seen

Fine Art Drawings - 27.9 x 21.6 cm

$2,509

Raw bubble Blue, Seen

Raw bubble Blue

Seen

Painting - 75.5 x 71 cm

$1,405

Post no bills, Seen

Post no bills

Seen

Painting - 59 x 160 x 1 cm

$4,014

Colorz, Seen

Colorz

Seen

Painting - 172 x 81 x 0.1 cm

$2,509

Multi Seen, Seen

Multi Seen

Seen

Painting - 76.2 x 71 cm

$1,505

Multi Seen, Seen

Multi Seen

Seen

Painting - 142.2 x 40.6 x 0.1 cm

$2,007

Untitled, Seen

Untitled

Seen

Painting - 76 x 163 cm

$2,007

Big wild style, Seen

Big wild style

Seen

Painting - 60 x 198 x 1 cm

$4,516

Untitled, Seen

Untitled

Seen

Painting - 51 x 140.5 cm

$2,509

Untitled, Seen

Untitled

Seen

Painting - 66 x 61 cm

$903

Untitled, Seen

Untitled

Seen

Painting - 76 x 172 cm

$2,007

Untitled 7842, Seen

Untitled 7842

Seen

Painting - 86 x 70.5 cm

$1,003

Untitled 7841, Seen

Untitled 7841

Seen

Painting - 76.5 x 61 cm

$1,003

Untitled 7902, Seen

Untitled 7902

Seen

Painting - 86 x 56 cm

$1,003

Multiblaze, Seen

Multiblaze

Seen

Painting - 80 x 60 x 3 cm

$2,509

Multi Tags, Seen

Multi Tags

Seen

Painting - 36 x 170 cm

$1,766

Multi Seen, Seen

Multi Seen

Seen

Painting - 70 x 180 cm

$4,014

Seen blue canvas, Seen

Seen blue canvas

Seen

Painting - 68.5 x 46.5 x 2 cm

$1,405

Bubble Djumbo, Seen

Bubble Djumbo

Seen

Painting - 71 x 182 x 3 cm

$2,609

Pink Bubble, Seen

Pink Bubble

Seen

Painting - 76 x 70 x 1 cm

$1,505

Bubble, Seen

Bubble

Seen

Painting - 71 x 152 cm

$3,010

Wild style bleu red, Seen

Wild style bleu red

Seen

Painting - 71 x 152 cm

$3,010

Pink Bubble, Seen

Pink Bubble

Seen

Painting - 60 x 60 x 1 cm

$2,810 $2,248

Mix n match, Seen

Mix n match

Seen

Painting - 95 x 205.5 x 4.5 cm

$2,910

Multi-Tags, Seen

Multi-Tags

Seen

Painting - 61 x 173 cm

$3,863

Looney Lenny, Seen

Looney Lenny

Seen

Fine Art Drawings - 29.8 x 21 cm

$2,208

Fallen Cans, Seen

Fallen Cans

Seen

Painting - 183 x 152 cm

$9,533

Untitled, Seen

Untitled

Seen

Painting - 50.8 x 61 cm

$1,950

NYC Street, Seen

NYC Street

Seen

Painting - 76 x 47 cm

$4,967

Seen Splash, Seen

Seen Splash

Seen

Painting - 80 x 40 cm

$3,311

MultiTags, Seen

MultiTags

Seen

Painting - 61 x 56 cm

$3,311

Multi-Blaze, Seen

Multi-Blaze

Seen

Painting - 137 x 60 x 3 cm

$3,914

Sans titre, Seen

Sans titre

Seen

Painting - 60.7 x 45.7 x 0.3 cm

$3,010

Multi blaze, Seen

Multi blaze

Seen

Painting - 173 x 50.3 x 2 cm

$3,512

Seen, Seen

Seen

Seen

Painting - 162.5 x 94 cm

$3,763

Classic Bubble, Seen

Classic Bubble

Seen

Painting - 91 x 226 cm

$4,014

Looney Lenny, Seen

Looney Lenny

Seen

Fine Art Drawings - 27.9 x 21.6 cm

$3,512

The Hulk (Post No Bills), Seen

The Hulk (Post No Bills)

Seen

Painting - 220 x 320 cm

$25,087

Mix and Match, Seen

Mix and Match

Seen

Painting - 147.3 x 147.3 cm

$7,500

Mix and Match, Seen

Mix and Match

Seen

Painting - 147.3 x 147.3 cm

$6,500

Démon, Seen

Démon

Seen

Painting - 76.2 x 228.6 cm

$7,877

Space Station, Seen

Space Station

Seen

Painting - 182 x 228 cm

$12,042

Mix N Match, Seen

Mix N Match

Seen

Painting - 152 x 152 cm

$7,526

Scribble SE, Seen

Scribble SE

Seen

Painting - 130 x 90 x 4 cm

$5,017

Seen Street Splash, Seen

Seen Street Splash

Seen

Painting - 80 x 66 cm

$5,519

Captain America (super hero series), Seen

Captain America (super hero series)

Seen

Painting - 107 x 107 cm

$6,523

Super Subway "S", Seen

Super Subway "S"

Seen

Painting - 91.4 x 228.6 cm

$7,978

Hulk, Seen

Hulk

Seen

Painting - 215 x 305 cm

$25,087

Batman, Seen

Batman

Seen

Painting - 137.2 x 137.2 x 5.1 cm

$18,062

The Punisher, Seen

The Punisher

Seen

Painting - 137.2 x 137.2 x 5.1 cm

$18,062

Batman, Seen

Batman

Seen

Painting - 104 x 103 x 0.2 cm

Price upon request

Popey, Seen

Popey

Seen

Painting - 92 x 92 x 0.2 cm

Price upon request

Blue, Seen

Blue

Seen

Painting - 91.4 x 55.8 cm

Sold

Seen, Seen

Seen

Seen

Painting - 91.4 x 55.8 cm

Sold

Raw bubble, Seen

Raw bubble

Seen

Painting - 70.5 x 70.5 cm

Sold

Untitled 6925, Seen

Untitled 6925

Seen

Painting - 66 x 62 cm

Sold

Untitled, Seen

Untitled

Seen

Painting - 60 x 152 cm

Sold

Untitled, Seen

Untitled

Seen

Painting - 50 x 168 cm

Sold

Looney Lenny with tags, Seen

Looney Lenny with tags

Seen

Fine Art Drawings - 11 x 8.5 cm

Sold

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Who is the artist?

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 customises his first cars.

The graffiti movement was at the time in full force. Richard was 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 realise 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. Recognised 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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What is Seen’s artistic movement?

The artistic movements of the artists are: Graffiti Artists, Playful Street Art

When was Seen born?

The year of birth of the artist is: 1961