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Seen

United States Born in: 1961 Emergent 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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Seen, The Hulk (Post No Bills), Painting

Seen

The Hulk (Post No Bills), 2016
86.6 x 126 inch
Painting

$18,500

Seen, The Hulk (Post No Bills), Painting

Seen

The Hulk (Post No Bills), 2016
86.6 x 126 inch
Painting

$18,500

Our recommendations Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2018
35.8 x 24 inch
Painting

$1,619

Seen, Multi-Blaze, Painting

Seen

Multi-Blaze, 2019
53.9 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,198

Seen, Mix N Match, Painting

Seen

Mix N Match, 2016
48 x 78 inch
Painting

$3,470

Seen, Popey, Painting

Seen

Popey, 2019
36.2 x 36.2 x 0.1 inch
Painting

$9,254

Seen, Multi tags, Painting

Seen

Multi tags, 2018
50 x 37.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,562

Seen, Spiderman, Painting

Seen

Spiderman, 2020
40.9 x 40.9 inch
Painting

$8,676

Seen, Spiderman, Painting

Seen

Spiderman, 2020
40.9 x 40.9 inch
Painting

$8,676

Seen, Skulls & Bones, Painting

Seen

Skulls & Bones, 2007
40 x 28 inch
Painting

$1,735

Seen, Batman, Painting

Seen

Batman, 2016
54 x 54 x 2 inch
Painting

$16,195

Seen, The Punisher, Painting

Seen

The Punisher, 2016
54 x 54 x 2 inch
Painting

$20,822

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2019
24 x 59.8 inch
Painting

$4,627

Seen, Joker, Painting

Seen

Joker, 2019
40.9 x 40.9 inch
Painting

$8,676

Seen, Post No Bills - Psycho, Painting

Seen

Post No Bills - Psycho, 2015
60 x 72 inch
Painting

$4,511

Seen, Devil Tail with Ghost Cans, Painting

Seen

Devil Tail with Ghost Cans, 2017
51 x 41 inch
Painting

$2,892

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2018
29.9 x 67.7 inch
Painting

$2,545

Seen, Catwoman, Painting

Seen

Catwoman, 2016
86.6 x 126 inch
Painting

$18,500

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2018
48 x 26 inch
Painting

$1,619

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2018
26 x 79.9 inch
Painting

$4,049

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2018
26 x 79.9 inch
Painting

$4,049

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2018
48 x 26 inch
Painting

$1,851

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2018
53.9 x 24 inch
Painting

$1,735

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2018
36.2 x 24 inch
Painting

$1,157

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2018
29.5 x 28 inch
Painting

$752

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2018
48.4 x 24.4 inch
Painting

$1,388

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2017
48.4 x 24.4 inch
Painting

$1,388

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2017
48.4 x 24.4 inch
Painting

$1,388

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2017
48.4 x 24.4 inch
Painting

$1,388

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2008
35 x 45.3 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$3,355

Seen, Super S, Painting

Seen

Super S, 2015
44.1 x 85 inch
Painting

$5,205

Seen, Batman, Painting

Seen

Batman, 2019
40.9 x 40.6 x 0.1 inch
Painting

$9,254

Seen, Skulls Background, Painting

Seen

Skulls Background, 2007
45.7 x 35 x 1.2 inch
Painting

10,000 - $15,000

Seen, Mini Skull Pink, Painting

Seen

Mini Skull Pink, 1998
24 x 18.1 x 1.2 inch
Painting

5,000 - $10,000

Seen, Bubble Blaze Blue, Painting

Seen

Bubble Blaze Blue, 2019
23.6 x 59.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,140

Seen, Bubble S, Painting

Seen

Bubble S, 2019
26.4 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,099

Seen, XL Multi Tags, Painting

Seen

XL Multi Tags, 2017
66.9 x 66.9 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$11,741

Our recommendations Seen, Multi bubbles, Painting

Seen

Multi bubbles, 2016
51.2 x 41.3 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,487

Seen, Honey Comb, Painting

Seen

Honey Comb, 2012
39.4 x 28 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$2,776

Seen, Red skull #3, Painting

Seen

Red skull #3, 2007
32.3 x 22.8 x 0.1 inch
Painting

$2,314

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2012
26 x 13 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,735

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2006
32.3 x 22.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,851

Seen, Bubble Series, Painting

Seen

Bubble Series, 2020
15.7 x 47.2 x 0 inch
Painting

$1,735

Seen, Multi tags, Painting

Seen

Multi tags, 2018
52 x 36.2 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,562

Seen, Iron Man, Painting

Seen

Iron Man, 2020
40.9 x 40.9 inch
Painting

$8,676

Seen, Hot Stuff, Painting

Seen

Hot Stuff, 2015
42 x 102 inch
Painting

$7,519

Seen, MAD, Painting

Seen

MAD, 2009
36 x 46 x 1 inch
Painting

$3,239

Our recommendations Seen, Gazoo, Painting

Seen

Gazoo, 2015
43 x 102 inch
Painting

$7,519

Seen, Bubble Series, Painting

Seen

Bubble Series, 2018
30 x 72 x 0 inch
Painting

$2,198

Seen, N°475 Bubble Blue, Painting

Seen

N°475 Bubble Blue, 2017
22 x 22 x 0.2 inch
Painting

$1,041

Seen, Cans, Painting

Seen

Cans, 2016
48 x 90 inch
Painting

$5,784

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2017
48.4 x 24.4 inch
Painting

$1,388

Seen, Mix N Match, Painting

Seen

Mix N Match, 2015
59.8 x 59.8 inch
Painting

$4,858

Seen, Hulk, Painting

Seen

Hulk, 2016
84.6 x 120.1 inch
Painting

$20,822

Seen, Fallen Cans, Painting

Seen

Fallen Cans, 2015
72 x 59.8 inch
Painting

$6,941

Seen, MTA Pink Bubble, Painting

Seen

MTA Pink Bubble, 2017
46.5 x 37 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$2,603

Seen, Mad Transit, Painting

Seen

Mad Transit, 2007
50 x 35.8 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$4,511

Seen, Graffiti Vandal, Painting

Seen

Graffiti Vandal, 2009
35 x 45.3 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,892

Seen, Psycho, Painting

Seen

Psycho, 2017
39.4 x 94.5 inch
Painting

$2,892

Seen, Seen, Painting

Seen

Seen, 2017
64 x 37 inch
Painting

$4,338

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