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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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  • Painting Street art

  • Painting Pop Art

  • Print

  • Print Street art

  • Drawing

  • Drawing Street art

  • Painting Acrylic

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Seen, Classic Seen, Painting

Seen

Classic Seen, 2015
171 x 61 cm
Painting

2 500 €

Seen, Untitled, Print

Seen

Untitled, 2016
63.5 x 43 cm
Print

850 €

Seen, Seen, Drawing

Seen

Seen, 2016
21 x 28 cm
Drawing

450 €

Seen, Post No Bill, Painting

Seen

Post No Bill, 2017
71 x 140 cm
Painting

3 500 €

Seen, Classic Seen, Painting

Seen

Classic Seen, 2015
171 x 61 cm
Painting

2 500 €

Seen, Seen, Painting

Seen

Seen, 2017
91 x 132 cm
Painting

3 000 €

Seen, Seen, Painting

Seen

Seen, 2017
116 x 78 cm
Painting

1 750 €

Seen, Large Multi tags, Painting

Seen

Large Multi tags, 2017
132.1 x 104.1 cm
Painting

1 200 €

Seen, Seen, Painting

Seen

Seen, 2017
91 x 132 cm
Painting

3 000 €

Seen, Skulls, Painting

Seen

Skulls, 2007
101.6 x 71.1 cm
Painting

1 900 €

Seen, Fallen Rocks Painting, Painting

Seen

Fallen Rocks Painting, 2013
116.8 x 96.5 cm
Painting

1 400 €

Seen, Falling Rocks Painting, Painting

Seen

Falling Rocks Painting, 2013
116.8 x 96.5 cm
Painting

1 400 €

Seen, Classic Bubble, Painting

Seen

Classic Bubble, 2017
81 x 172 cm
Painting

Sold out

Seen, Seen, Painting

Seen

Seen, 2017
162.5 x 94 cm
Painting

4 000 €

Seen, Seen, Painting

Seen

Seen, 2017
61.2 x 45.7 cm
Painting

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Seen, Classic Bubble, Painting

Seen

Classic Bubble, 2017
61 x 94 cm
Painting

Sold out

Seen, Cans & Tags, Painting

Seen

Cans & Tags, 2015
132.1 x 104.1 cm
Painting

1 500 €

Seen, Subway S, Painting

Seen

Subway S, 2015
100.3 x 71.1 cm
Painting

1 500 €

Seen, Wildstyle, Painting

Seen

Wildstyle, 2016
104.1 x 129.5 cm
Painting

1 750 €

Seen, Flash, Painting

Seen

Flash, 2016
128 x 101 cm
Painting

9 000 €

Seen, Batman, Painting

Seen

Batman, 2016
152.4 x 152.4 cm
Painting

12 000 €

Seen, Classic Seen, Painting

Seen

Classic Seen, 2017
61 x 151 cm
Painting

Sold out

Seen, Classic Bubble, Painting

Seen

Classic Bubble, 2017
71 x 102 cm
Painting

Sold out

Seen, Classic Bubble, Painting

Seen

Classic Bubble, 2017
61 x 152 cm
Painting

Sold out

Seen, Large - Multi Tags, Painting

Seen

Large - Multi Tags, 2017
135 x 181 cm
Painting

2 500 €

Seen, Captain America, Painting

Seen

Captain America, 2017
193 x 193 cm
Painting

18 000 €

Seen, Classic Bubble, Painting

Seen

Classic Bubble, 2014
91 x 226 cm
Painting

3 000 €

Seen, Classic Bubble, Painting

Seen

Classic Bubble, 2015
91 x 226 cm
Painting

3 000 €

Seen, Classic Bubble, Painting

Seen

Classic Bubble, 2014
80 x 215 x 3 cm
Painting

3 500 €

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2017
27.7 x 75.7 cm
Painting

Sold out

Seen, NY City Map, Painting

Seen

NY City Map, 2007
80 x 60 x 2 cm
Painting

3 500 €

Seen, Sans titre, Painting

Seen

Sans titre, 2016
76.5 x 75 x 2 cm
Painting

Sold out

Seen, Wildstyle 20, Painting

Seen

Wildstyle 20, 2017
104.1 x 129.5 cm
Painting

1 750 €

Seen, Scribble SE White, Painting

Seen

Scribble SE White, 2017
132.1 x 96.5 cm
Painting

1 500 €

Seen, Scribble SE Pink, Painting

Seen

Scribble SE Pink, 2017
134.6 x 94 cm
Painting

1 500 €

Seen, Captain America, Painting

Seen

Captain America, 2017
127 x 160 cm
Painting

12 000 €

Seen, Black Cat, Painting

Seen

Black Cat, 2015
220 x 220 cm
Painting

18 000 €

Seen, Bubble, Painting

Seen

Bubble, 2006
96.5 x 61 cm
Painting

900 €

Seen, Yosemite Sam, Painting

Seen

Yosemite Sam, 2015
116 x 264 cm
Painting

Sold out

Seen, Super Wildstyle, Painting

Seen

Super Wildstyle, 2017
132.1 x 269.2 cm
Painting

4 000 €

Seen, Seen, Painting

Seen

Seen, 2016
93 x 120 x 5 cm
Painting

7 000 €

Seen, Hulk, Painting

Seen

Hulk, 2016
215 x 305 cm
Painting

35 000 €

Seen, Super Wildstyle Psycho, Painting

Seen

Super Wildstyle Psycho, 2017
132 x 270 cm
Painting

4 500 €

Seen, Post No Bills, Painting

Seen

Post No Bills, 2017
132.1 x 106.7 cm
Painting

1 700 €

Seen, Post No Bills, Painting

Seen

Post No Bills, 2017
132.1 x 106.7 cm
Painting

1 700 €

Seen, Thing, Painting

Seen

Thing, 2015
215 x 315 cm
Painting

Sold out

Seen, Spiderman, Painting

Seen

Spiderman, 2016
122 x 122 cm
Painting

9 000 €

Seen, Wildstyle, Painting

Seen

Wildstyle, 2017
106.7 x 134.6 cm
Painting

1 700 €

Seen, Multi Tags, Painting

Seen

Multi Tags, 2016
61 x 46 x 2 cm
Painting

1 200 €

Seen, Multi tags, Painting

Seen

Multi tags, 2016
61 x 46 x 2 cm
Painting

1 200 €

Seen, Wonder Woman, Painting

Seen

Wonder Woman, 2016
122 x 122 cm
Painting

9 000 €

Seen, Under Dog, Painting

Seen

Under Dog, 2016
116 x 264 cm
Painting

9 000 €

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2008
89 x 115 x 2 cm
Painting

2 900 €

Seen, Pink Multi Tags, Painting

Seen

Pink Multi Tags, 2015
76 x 76 cm
Painting

700 €

Seen, Super S, Painting

Seen

Super S, 2015
112 x 216 cm
Painting

4 500 €

Seen, Fallen Cans, Painting

Seen

Fallen Cans, 2015
183 x 152 cm
Painting

6 000 €

Seen, Wildstyle, Painting

Seen

Wildstyle, 2015
91 x 228 cm
Painting

Sold out

Seen, Mix N Match, Painting

Seen

Mix N Match, 2016
122 x 198 cm
Painting

4 500 €

Seen, Mix N Match, Painting

Seen

Mix N Match, 2016
122 x 198 cm
Painting

4 500 €

Seen, Space Station, Painting

Seen

Space Station, 2015
182 x 228 cm
Painting

16 500 €

Dirty Pilot

Seen - Wildstyle
From March, 15 To April, 15 2017
Online only - Puerto Rico

Dirty Pilot

Summer Seen Two
From June, 15 To August, 15 2016
Online only - Puerto Rico

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