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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, Multi-tags, Painting

Seen

Multi-tags, 2017
50 x 41.7 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$2,522

Seen, Post no Bills, Painting

Seen

Post no Bills, 2008
35.4 x 45.3 x 0.6 inch
Painting

$4,204

Seen, Block Buster S, Painting

Seen

Block Buster S, 2016
53 x 43 inch
Painting

$1,802

Seen, Skulls & Bones, Painting

Seen

Skulls & Bones, 2007
40 x 28 inch
Painting

$2,342

Seen, MTA Series, Painting

Seen

MTA Series, 2016
52 x 40.9 inch
Painting

$2,102

Seen, MTA, Painting

Seen

MTA, 2016
52 x 40.9 inch
Painting

$2,102

Seen, Skulls, Painting

Seen

Skulls, 2007
40 x 28 inch
Painting

$2,282

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2018
48 x 26 inch
Painting

$1,682

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2018
35.8 x 24 inch
Painting

$1,682

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2018
53.9 x 24 inch
Painting

$1,802

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2018
36.2 x 24 inch
Painting

$1,201

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2018
48 x 24 inch
Painting

$1,561

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2018
48 x 24 inch
Painting

$1,561

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2017
48.4 x 24.4 inch
Painting

$1,441

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2012
26 x 13 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,802

Seen, MAD, Painting

Seen

MAD, 2016
52 x 41.7 inch
Painting

$2,102

Seen, Scribble SE White, Painting

Seen

Scribble SE White, 2017
52 x 38 inch
Painting

$1,441

Seen, Wildstyle, Painting

Seen

Wildstyle, 2017
42 x 53 inch
Painting

$1,441

Seen, Mix N Match, Painting

Seen

Mix N Match, 2016
48 x 78 inch
Painting

$3,603

Seen, Mix N Match, Painting

Seen

Mix N Match, 2016
48 x 78 inch
Painting

$3,603

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2018
48 x 26 inch
Painting

$1,922

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2018
24 x 66.1 inch
Painting

$2,402

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2018
53.9 x 24 inch
Painting

$2,162

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2017
52.4 x 28.3 inch
Painting

$897 $1,081

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2018
48.4 x 24.4 inch
Painting

$1,441

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2017
48.4 x 24.4 inch
Painting

$1,441

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2017
48.4 x 24.4 inch
Painting

$1,441

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2017
48.4 x 24.4 inch
Painting

$1,441

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2017
48.4 x 24.4 inch
Painting

$1,441

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2017
28.3 x 74.4 inch
Painting

$2,402

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2006
32.3 x 22.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,922

Seen, Bubble Series, Painting

Seen

Bubble Series, 2018
30 x 72 x 0 inch
Painting

$2,282

Seen, Cans, Painting

Seen

Cans, 2016
48 x 90 inch
Painting

$4,804

Seen, Googly Eyes, Painting

Seen

Googly Eyes, 2016
59.8 x 119.7 inch
Painting

$5,405

Seen, Post No Bill, Painting

Seen

Post No Bill, 2017
28 x 55.1 inch
Painting

$3,303

Seen, Classic Bubble, Painting

Seen

Classic Bubble, 2014
35.8 x 89 inch
Painting

$3,303

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2008
35 x 45.3 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$3,483

Seen, Mad Wildstyle, Painting

Seen

Mad Wildstyle, 2015
35.8 x 89.8 inch
Painting

$4,204

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2018
52 x 36.2 inch
Painting

$2,642

Seen, Multi Tags, Painting

Seen

Multi Tags, 2018
36.2 x 42.1 inch
Painting

$1,081

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2018
57.9 x 28.1 inch
Painting

$1,141

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2018
34.6 x 24.4 inch
Painting

$961

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2017
52.4 x 28.3 inch
Painting

$1,081

Seen, Multi Tags Series, Painting

Seen

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

$1,189

Seen, N°475 Bubble Blue, Painting

Seen

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

$1,081

Seen, Muli Tags Series, Painting

Seen

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

$1,141

Seen, Bubble PNB RAW Series, Painting

Seen

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

$1,021

Seen, Hong Kong Phooey, Painting

Seen

Hong Kong Phooey, 2016
42.9 x 102 inch
Painting

$10,209

Seen, Mad, Painting

Seen

Mad, 2009
35 x 45.7 inch
Painting

$3,603

Seen, Psycho, Painting

Seen

Psycho, 2017
39.4 x 94.5 inch
Painting

$3,003

Seen, MTA Service Train - Vandal Squad, Painting

Seen

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

$4,204

Seen, Mix N Match, Painting

Seen

Mix N Match, 2015
59.8 x 59.8 inch
Painting

$5,045

Seen, Batman, Painting

Seen

Batman, 2016
60 x 60 inch
Painting

$12,011

Seen, Classic Bubble, Painting

Seen

Classic Bubble, 2015
35.8 x 89 inch
Painting

$3,303

Seen, Super Wildstyle, Painting

Seen

Super Wildstyle, 2017
52 x 106 inch
Painting

$4,804

Seen, Super Wildstyle Psycho, Painting

Seen

Super Wildstyle Psycho, 2017
52 x 106.3 inch
Painting

$5,405

Seen, Spiderman, Painting

Seen

Spiderman, 2016
48 x 48 inch
Painting

$9,609

Seen, Super S, Painting

Seen

Super S, 2015
44.1 x 85 inch
Painting

$5,405

Seen, Fallen Cans, Painting

Seen

Fallen Cans, 2015
72 x 59.8 inch
Painting

$7,207

Seen, Wildstyle, Painting

Seen

Wildstyle, 2015
35.8 x 89.8 inch
Painting

$4,204

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