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Seen

Born in: 1961 United States

Emergent Artist

Seen

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, Raw Bubble Series, Painting

Seen

Raw Bubble Series, 2020
28 x 26 x 0 inch
Painting

$779

Seen, Raw Bubble Series, Painting

Seen

Raw Bubble Series, 2020
28 x 22 x 0 inch
Painting

$779

Seen, Studio Paper, Painting

Seen

Studio Paper, 2018
62.2 x 18.7 x 0 inch
Painting

$677

Seen, Seen wild style, Painting

Seen

Seen wild style, 2019
35.8 x 20.1 x 0 inch
Painting

$1,016

Seen, Mad Transit, Painting

Seen

Mad Transit, 2007
58 x 34 inch
Painting

$1,355

Our recommendations Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2018
29.9 x 67.7 inch
Painting

$2,484

Seen, XL Multi Tags, Painting

Seen

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

$11,459

Our recommendations Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2018
35.8 x 24 inch
Painting

$1,581

Seen, Devil Tail with Ghost Cans, Painting

Seen

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

$2,823

Seen, Wildstyle, Painting

Seen

Wildstyle, 2017
41 x 51 inch
Painting

$1,073

Seen, Wildstyle, Painting

Seen

Wildstyle, 2017
41 x 51 inch
Painting

$1,073

Our recommendations Seen, Gazoo, Painting

Seen

Gazoo, 2015
43 x 102 inch
Painting

$7,339

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2018
29.9 x 67.7 inch
Painting

$2,484

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2018
48 x 26 inch
Painting

$1,581

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2018
26 x 79.9 inch
Painting

$3,952

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2018
48 x 26 inch
Painting

$1,806

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2018
53.9 x 24 inch
Painting

$1,694

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2018
36.2 x 24 inch
Painting

$1,129

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2018
48.4 x 24.4 inch
Painting

$1,355

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2017
48.4 x 24.4 inch
Painting

$1,355

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2017
48.4 x 24.4 inch
Painting

$1,355

Seen, Super Wildstyle, Painting

Seen

Super Wildstyle, 2017
52 x 106 inch
Painting

$4,516

Seen, Wildstyle, Painting

Seen

Wildstyle, 2017
42 x 53 inch
Painting

$1,073

Seen, Mix N Match, Painting

Seen

Mix N Match, 2016
48 x 78 inch
Painting

$3,387

Seen, Post no bills Yellow, Painting

Seen

Post no bills Yellow, 2018
52 x 27.6 inch
Painting

$960

Seen, Joker, Painting

Seen

Joker, 2019
40.9 x 40.9 inch
Painting

$9,597

Seen, MTA Pink Bubble, Painting

Seen

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

$2,540

Seen, Mad Transit, Painting

Seen

Mad Transit, 2007
50 x 35.8 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$4,403

Seen, Graffiti Vandal, Painting

Seen

Graffiti Vandal, 2009
35 x 45.3 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,823

Seen, Pink Multi-Tags, Painting

Seen

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

$2,032

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2018
29.5 x 28 inch
Painting

$734

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2006
32.3 x 22.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,806

Seen, Skulls & Bones, Painting

Seen

Skulls & Bones, 2007
40 x 28 inch
Painting

$1,694

Seen, Hot Stuff, Painting

Seen

Hot Stuff, 2015
42 x 102 inch
Painting

$7,339

Seen, Mad Transit, Painting

Seen

Mad Transit, 2007
58 x 34 inch
Painting

$1,355

Seen, Mad Transit, Painting

Seen

Mad Transit, 2007
58 x 34 inch
Painting

$1,355

Seen, Batman, Painting

Seen

Batman, 2016
54 x 54 x 2 inch
Painting

$15,806

Seen, The Punisher, Painting

Seen

The Punisher, 2016
54 x 54 x 2 inch
Painting

$15,806

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2019
24 x 59.8 inch
Painting

$4,516

Seen, Post No Bills - Psycho, Painting

Seen

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

$4,403

Seen, MAD, Painting

Seen

MAD, 2009
36 x 46 x 1 inch
Painting

$3,161

Seen, Sans titre, Painting

Seen

Sans titre, 2016
14 x 13.8 x 0.9 inch
Painting

$565

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

$3,952

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2018
26 x 79.9 inch
Painting

$3,952

Seen, Bubble Series, Painting

Seen

Bubble Series, 2018
30 x 72 x 0 inch
Painting

$2,145

Seen, N°475 Bubble Blue, Painting

Seen

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

$1,016

Seen, Muli Tags Series, Painting

Seen

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

$1,073

Seen, Cans, Painting

Seen

Cans, 2016
48 x 90 inch
Painting

$4,516

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2017
48.4 x 24.4 inch
Painting

$1,355

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2017
48.4 x 24.4 inch
Painting

$1,355

Seen, Mix N Match, Painting

Seen

Mix N Match, 2015
59.8 x 59.8 inch
Painting

$4,742

Seen, Seen, Painting

Seen

Seen, 2017
64 x 37 inch
Painting

$4,234

Seen, Classic Bubble, Painting

Seen

Classic Bubble, 2014
35.8 x 89 inch
Painting

$3,105

Seen, Hulk, Painting

Seen

Hulk, 2016
84.6 x 120.1 inch
Painting

$20,322

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2008
35 x 45.3 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$3,274

Seen, Super S, Painting

Seen

Super S, 2015
44.1 x 85 inch
Painting

$5,081

Seen, Fallen Cans, Painting

Seen

Fallen Cans, 2015
72 x 59.8 inch
Painting

$6,774

Seen, Mad Wildstyle, Painting

Seen

Mad Wildstyle, 2015
35.8 x 89.8 inch
Painting

$3,952

Our recommendations Seen, Multi bubbles, Painting

Seen

Multi bubbles, 2016
51.2 x 41.3 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,427

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