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Seen

Born in: 1961

United States

Emergent Artist

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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Seen, MAD, Painting

Seen

MAD, 2009
36 x 46 x 1 inch
Painting

$3,238

Our recommendations Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2018
35.8 x 24 inch
Painting

$1,619

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2018
29.9 x 67.7 inch
Painting

$2,544

Seen, Multi Tags, Painting

Seen

Multi Tags, 2018
36.2 x 42.1 inch
Painting

$885 $1,041

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2018
34.6 x 24.4 inch
Painting

$925

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Seen, Gazoo, Painting

Seen

Gazoo, 2015
43 x 102 inch
Painting

$7,517

Our recommendations Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2018
29.9 x 67.7 inch
Painting

$2,544

In time for Christmas
Seen, Space Station #2, Painting

Seen

Space Station #2, 2015
71.7 x 89.8 inch
Painting

$10,500

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2018
48 x 26 inch
Painting

$1,619

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2018
48 x 26 inch
Painting

$1,850

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2018
52 x 36.2 inch
Painting

$2,544

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
48 x 24 inch
Painting

$1,503

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, Skulls, Painting

Seen

Skulls, 2007
40 x 28 inch
Painting

$2,197

In time for Christmas
Seen, Super Wildstyle, Painting

Seen

Super Wildstyle, 2017
52 x 106 inch
Painting

$4,626

In time for Christmas
Seen, Hulk, Painting

Seen

Hulk, 2016
84.6 x 120.1 inch
Painting

$20,817

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Seen, Wildstyle, Painting

Seen

Wildstyle, 2017
42 x 53 inch
Painting

$1,099

Seen, Super S, Painting

Seen

Super S, 2015
44.1 x 85 inch
Painting

$5,204

Seen, Fallen Cans, Painting

Seen

Fallen Cans, 2015
72 x 59.8 inch
Painting

$6,939

Seen, Mix N Match, Painting

Seen

Mix N Match, 2016
48 x 78 inch
Painting

$3,470

Seen, XL Multi Tags, Painting

Seen

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

$11,739

Seen, Blue Property Of NYC, Painting

Seen

Blue Property Of NYC, 2018
28.3 x 22 inch
Painting

$867

Seen, Graffiti Vandal, Painting

Seen

Graffiti Vandal, 2009
35 x 45.3 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,891

Seen, Sans titre, Painting

Seen

Sans titre, 2016
14 x 13.8 x 0.9 inch
Painting

$578

In time for Christmas
Seen, Catwoman, Painting

Seen

Catwoman, 2016
86.6 x 126 inch
Painting

$18,500

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2018
26 x 79.9 inch
Painting

$4,048

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2018
26 x 79.9 inch
Painting

$4,048

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2018
26 x 79.9 inch
Painting

$4,048

Our recommendations Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2018
24 x 66.1 inch
Painting

$2,313

In time for Christmas
Seen, Bubble Series, Painting

Seen

Bubble Series, 2018
30 x 72 x 0 inch
Painting

$2,197

In time for Christmas
Seen, Multi Tags Series, Painting

Seen

Multi Tags Series, 2018
40 x 28 x 0 inch
Painting

$1,145

In time for Christmas
Seen, N°475 Bubble Blue, Painting

Seen

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

$1,041

In time for Christmas
Seen, Muli Tags Series, Painting

Seen

Muli Tags Series, 2018
36 x 42 x 0 inch
Painting

$1,099

In time for Christmas
Seen, Cans, Painting

Seen

Cans, 2016
48 x 90 inch
Painting

$4,626

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, Psycho, Painting

Seen

Psycho, 2017
39.4 x 94.5 inch
Painting

$2,891

Seen, MTA Service Train - Vandal Squad, Painting

Seen

MTA Service Train - Vandal Squad, 2015
54 x 72 inch
Painting

$4,048

Seen, Mix N Match, Painting

Seen

Mix N Match, 2015
59.8 x 59.8 inch
Painting

$4,857

In time for Christmas
Seen, Super Wildstyle Psycho, Painting

Seen

Super Wildstyle Psycho, 2017
52 x 106.3 inch
Painting

$5,204

In time for Christmas
Seen, Spiderman, Painting

Seen

Spiderman, 2016
48 x 48 inch
Painting

$6,939

In time for Christmas
Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2008
35 x 45.3 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$3,354

In time for Christmas
Seen, Space Station, Painting

Seen

Space Station, 2015
71.7 x 89.8 inch
Painting

$12,143

In time for Christmas
Seen, Mad Wildstyle, Painting

Seen

Mad Wildstyle, 2015
35.8 x 89.8 inch
Painting

$4,048

In time for Christmas
Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2019
22.8 x 22.8 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,157

Seen, MTA Pink Bubble, Painting

Seen

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

$2,602

Seen, Mad Transit, Painting

Seen

Mad Transit, 2007
50 x 35.8 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$4,510

Our recommendations Seen, Multi bubbles, Painting

Seen

Multi bubbles, 2016
51.2 x 41.3 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,486

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

$2,313

Seen, Pink Multi-Tags, Painting

Seen

Pink Multi-Tags, 2015
53.9 x 29.5 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$2,082

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

$1,850

In time for Christmas
Seen, Seen, Painting

Seen

Seen, 2017
64 x 37 inch
Painting

$4,337

Seen, Classic Bubble, Painting

Seen

Classic Bubble, 2014
35.8 x 89 inch
Painting

$3,180

Seen, Classic Bubble, Painting

Seen

Classic Bubble, 2015
35.8 x 89 inch
Painting

$3,180

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