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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, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2012
26 x 13 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,829

Seen, Seen, Drawing

Seen

Seen, 2016
8.3 x 11 inch
Drawing

$549

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2017
36.2 x 52 inch
Painting

$1,951

Seen, Block Buster S, Painting

Seen

Block Buster S, 2016
53 x 43 inch
Painting

$2,134

Seen, Skulls & Bones, Painting

Seen

Skulls & Bones, 2007
40 x 28 inch
Painting

$2,378

Seen, Popeye, Painting

Seen

Popeye, 2016
50 x 63 inch
Painting

$5,853

Seen, Cans & Tags, Painting

Seen

Cans & Tags, 2015
52 x 41 inch
Painting

$1,463

Seen, Muli Tags Series, Painting

Seen

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

$1,158

Seen, Cans, Painting

Seen

Cans, 2016
48 x 90 inch
Painting

$6,096

Seen, Multi Tags, Painting

Seen

Multi Tags, 2017
40.9 x 39 inch
Painting

$1,829

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2017
48.4 x 24.4 inch
Painting

$1,463

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2017
48.4 x 24.4 inch
Painting

$1,463

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2017
48.4 x 24.4 inch
Painting

$1,463

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2017
28.3 x 74.4 inch
Painting

$2,439

Seen, Skulls, Painting

Seen

Skulls, 2007
40 x 28 inch
Painting

$2,317

Seen, Scribble SE White, Painting

Seen

Scribble SE White, 2017
52 x 38 inch
Painting

$1,829

Seen, Scribble SE Pink, Painting

Seen

Scribble SE Pink, 2017
53 x 37 inch
Painting

$1,829

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2008
35 x 45.3 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$3,536

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2018
48.4 x 24.4 inch
Painting

$1,463

Seen, MAD, Painting

Seen

MAD, 2016
52 x 41.7 inch
Painting

$2,134

Seen, MTA Series, Painting

Seen

MTA Series, 2016
52 x 40.9 inch
Painting

$2,134

Seen, MTA, Painting

Seen

MTA, 2016
52 x 40.9 inch
Painting

$2,134

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2017
48.4 x 24.4 inch
Painting

$1,463

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2017
48.4 x 24.4 inch
Painting

$1,463

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2017
34.3 x 84.6 inch
Painting

$3,414

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2006
32.3 x 22.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,951

Seen, Wildstyle, Painting

Seen

Wildstyle, 2017
42 x 53 inch
Painting

$1,463

Seen, XL Multi Tags, Painting

Seen

XL Multi Tags, 2017
70.9 x 70.9 inch
Painting

$4,267

Seen, MTA Service Train - Vandal Squad, Painting

Seen

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

$4,267

Seen, Super S, Painting

Seen

Super S, 2015
44.1 x 85 inch
Painting

$5,487

Seen, Mix N Match, Painting

Seen

Mix N Match, 2016
48 x 78 inch
Painting

$4,267

Seen, Mix N Match, Painting

Seen

Mix N Match, 2015
59.8 x 59.8 inch
Painting

$5,121

Seen, Googly Eyes, Painting

Seen

Googly Eyes, 2016
59.8 x 119.7 inch
Painting

$5,487

Seen, Super Wildstyle, Painting

Seen

Super Wildstyle, 2017
52 x 106 inch
Painting

$4,877

Seen, Super Wildstyle Psycho, Painting

Seen

Super Wildstyle Psycho, 2017
52 x 106.3 inch
Painting

$5,487

Seen, Mix N Match, Painting

Seen

Mix N Match, 2016
48 x 78 inch
Painting

$4,267

Seen, Mad Wildstyle, Painting

Seen

Mad Wildstyle, 2015
35.8 x 89.8 inch
Painting

$4,267

Seen, Wildstyle, Painting

Seen

Wildstyle, 2015
35.8 x 89.8 inch
Painting

$4,267

Seen, Classic Bubbles Series, Painting

Seen

Classic Bubbles Series, 2018
32 x 84 x 0 inch
Painting

$2,195

Seen, Psycho, Painting

Seen

Psycho, 2017
39.4 x 94.5 inch
Painting

$3,048

Seen, Post No Bill, Painting

Seen

Post No Bill, 2017
28 x 55.1 inch
Painting

$3,353

Seen, Classic Seen, Painting

Seen

Classic Seen, 2015
67.3 x 24 inch
Painting

$2,439

Seen, Classic Bubble, Painting

Seen

Classic Bubble, 2014
35.8 x 89 inch
Painting

$3,353

Seen, Classic Bubble, Painting

Seen

Classic Bubble, 2015
35.8 x 89 inch
Painting

$3,353

Seen, Hong Kong Phooey, Painting

Seen

Hong Kong Phooey, 2016
42.9 x 102 inch
Painting

$10,364

Seen, Batman, Painting

Seen

Batman, 2016
60 x 60 inch
Painting

$12,193

Seen, Spiderman, Painting

Seen

Spiderman, 2016
48 x 48 inch
Painting

$9,754

Seen, Fallen Cans, Painting

Seen

Fallen Cans, 2015
72 x 59.8 inch
Painting

$7,316

Seen, Captain America, Painting

Seen

Captain America, 2017
50 x 63 inch
Painting

$14,631

Seen, Space Station, Painting

Seen

Space Station, 2015
71.7 x 89.8 inch
Painting

$20,118

Seen, Seen, Painting

Seen

Seen, 2017
64 x 37 inch
Painting

$4,572

Seen, Classic Bubble, Painting

Seen

Classic Bubble, 2014
31.5 x 84.6 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$3,902

Seen, Black Cat, Painting

Seen

Black Cat, 2015
86.6 x 86.6 inch
Painting

$18,289

Seen, Hulk, Painting

Seen

Hulk, 2016
84.6 x 120.1 inch
Painting

$26,824

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2017
52.4 x 28.3 inch
Painting

$933 $1,097

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2018
21.3 x 29.7 inch
Painting

$975

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2017
28 x 24.2 inch
Painting

$914

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2018
34.6 x 24.4 inch
Painting

$975

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2017
52.4 x 28.3 inch
Painting

$933 $1,097

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2017
52.4 x 28.3 inch
Painting

$933 $1,097

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