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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, Skulls, Painting

Seen

Skulls, 2007
40 x 28 inch
Painting

$2,239

Seen, Block Buster S, Painting

Seen

Block Buster S, 2016
53 x 43 inch
Painting

$1,767

Seen, MTA Series, Painting

Seen

MTA Series, 2016
52 x 40.9 inch
Painting

$2,062

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2018
48 x 26 inch
Painting

$1,650

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2018
48 x 26 inch
Painting

$1,885

Our recommendations Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2018
24 x 66.1 inch
Painting

$2,357

Our recommendations Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2018
35.8 x 24 inch
Painting

$1,650

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2018
48.4 x 24.4 inch
Painting

$1,414

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2017
48.4 x 24.4 inch
Painting

$1,414

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2017
48.4 x 24.4 inch
Painting

$1,414

Seen, Pink Multi-Tags, Painting

Seen

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

$2,121

Seen, Post No Bill, Painting

Seen

Post No Bill, 2017
28 x 55.1 inch
Painting

$3,240

Seen, Yellow Post NO Bills, Painting

Seen

Yellow Post NO Bills, 2018
36.2 x 24 inch
Painting

$801 $943

Seen, Bubble Series, Painting

Seen

Bubble Series, 2018
30 x 72 x 0 inch
Painting

$2,239

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2018
52 x 36.2 inch
Painting

$2,592

Seen, Skulls & Bones, Painting

Seen

Skulls & Bones, 2007
40 x 28 inch
Painting

$2,298

Seen, Wildstyle, Painting

Seen

Wildstyle, 2017
42 x 53 inch
Painting

$1,414

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2008
35 x 45.3 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$3,417

Seen, Mix N Match, Painting

Seen

Mix N Match, 2016
48 x 78 inch
Painting

$3,535

Our recommendations Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2018
29.9 x 67.7 inch
Painting

$2,592

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2018
29.9 x 67.7 inch
Painting

$2,592

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2018
53.9 x 24 inch
Painting

$1,767

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2018
36.2 x 24 inch
Painting

$1,178

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2018
48 x 24 inch
Painting

$1,532

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2018
48 x 24 inch
Painting

$1,532

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2017
48.4 x 24.4 inch
Painting

$1,414

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2017
48.4 x 24.4 inch
Painting

$1,414

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2012
26 x 13 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,767

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2006
32.3 x 22.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,885

Seen, Graffiti Vandal, Painting

Seen

Graffiti Vandal, 2009
35 x 45.3 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,946

Seen, Psycho, Painting

Seen

Psycho, 2017
39.4 x 94.5 inch
Painting

$2,946

Seen, MTA Service Train - Vandal Squad, Painting

Seen

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

$4,124

Seen, Mix N Match, Painting

Seen

Mix N Match, 2015
59.8 x 59.8 inch
Painting

$4,949

Seen, Classic Bubble, Painting

Seen

Classic Bubble, 2014
35.8 x 89 inch
Painting

$3,240

Seen, Classic Bubble, Painting

Seen

Classic Bubble, 2015
35.8 x 89 inch
Painting

$3,240

Seen, Super Wildstyle Psycho, Painting

Seen

Super Wildstyle Psycho, 2017
52 x 106.3 inch
Painting

$5,302

Seen, Mad Wildstyle, Painting

Seen

Mad Wildstyle, 2015
35.8 x 89.8 inch
Painting

$4,124

Seen, Yellow Property of NYC, Painting

Seen

Yellow Property of NYC, 2018
28.3 x 22 inch
Painting

$752 $884

Seen, Red Property of NYC, Painting

Seen

Red Property of NYC, 2018
28.3 x 22 inch
Painting

$752 $884

Seen, Pink Property Of NYC, Painting

Seen

Pink Property Of NYC, 2018
28.3 x 22 inch
Painting

$752 $884

Seen, Blue Red Property Of NYC, Painting

Seen

Blue Red Property Of NYC, 2018
28.3 x 22 inch
Painting

$884

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2018
26 x 79.9 inch
Painting

$4,124

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2018
26 x 79.9 inch
Painting

$4,124

Seen, Post No Bills, Painting

Seen

Post No Bills, 2018
30.1 x 30 inch
Painting

$884

Seen, Bubble Pink and Blue, Painting

Seen

Bubble Pink and Blue, 2018
40 x 27.8 inch
Painting

$943

Seen, Untitled Blue, Painting

Seen

Untitled Blue, 2018
36.4 x 21.1 inch
Painting

$707

Seen, Multi Tags, Painting

Seen

Multi Tags, 2018
36.2 x 42.1 inch
Painting

$1,060

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2018
34.6 x 24.4 inch
Painting

$943

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2017
52.4 x 28.3 inch
Painting

$795 $1,060

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2017
52.4 x 28.3 inch
Painting

$817 $1,060

Seen, Multi Tags Series, Painting

Seen

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

$1,167

Seen, Cans, Painting

Seen

Cans, 2016
48 x 90 inch
Painting

$4,713

Seen, Bubble PNB RAW Series, Painting

Seen

Bubble PNB RAW Series, 2018
30 x 28 x 0 inch
Painting

$943

Seen, Bubble PNB RAW Series, Painting

Seen

Bubble PNB RAW Series, 2018
28 x 28 x 0 inch
Painting

$1,002

Seen, Seen, Painting

Seen

Seen, 2017
64 x 37 inch
Painting

$4,419

Seen, Super Wildstyle, Painting

Seen

Super Wildstyle, 2017
52 x 106 inch
Painting

$4,713

Seen, Super S, Painting

Seen

Super S, 2015
44.1 x 85 inch
Painting

$5,302

Seen, Wildstyle, Painting

Seen

Wildstyle, 2015
35.8 x 89.8 inch
Painting

$4,124

Seen, Blue Property Of NYC, Painting

Seen

Blue Property Of NYC, 2018
28.3 x 22 inch
Painting

$884

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2018
26 x 79.9 inch
Painting

$4,124

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