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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, Mix N Match, Painting

Seen

Mix N Match, 2016
48 x 78 inch
Painting

$3,481

Seen, Yellow Post NO Bills, Painting

Seen

Yellow Post NO Bills, 2018
36.2 x 24 inch
Painting

$928

Seen, Skulls & Bones, Painting

Seen

Skulls & Bones, 2007
40 x 28 inch
Painting

$2,263

Seen, Skulls, Painting

Seen

Skulls, 2007
40 x 28 inch
Painting

$2,204

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2018
48 x 26 inch
Painting

$1,856

Our recommendations Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2018
24 x 66.1 inch
Painting

$2,321

Our recommendations Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2018
35.8 x 24 inch
Painting

$1,624

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2018
36.2 x 24 inch
Painting

$1,160

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2018
48.4 x 24.4 inch
Painting

$1,392

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2017
48.4 x 24.4 inch
Painting

$1,392

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2017
48.4 x 24.4 inch
Painting

$1,392

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2017
48.4 x 24.4 inch
Painting

$1,392

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2012
26 x 13 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,740

Seen, Blue Red Property Of NYC, Painting

Seen

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

$870

Seen, Bubble Series, Painting

Seen

Bubble Series, 2018
30 x 72 x 0 inch
Painting

$2,204

Seen, Block Buster S, Painting

Seen

Block Buster S, 2016
53 x 43 inch
Painting

$1,740

Seen, MTA Series, Painting

Seen

MTA Series, 2016
52 x 40.9 inch
Painting

$2,030

Seen, Wildstyle, Painting

Seen

Wildstyle, 2017
42 x 53 inch
Painting

$1,392

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2008
35 x 45.3 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$3,365

Seen, Yellow Property of NYC, Painting

Seen

Yellow Property of NYC, 2018
28.3 x 22 inch
Painting

$870

Our recommendations Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2018
29.9 x 67.7 inch
Painting

$2,553

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2018
29.9 x 67.7 inch
Painting

$2,553

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2018
48 x 26 inch
Painting

$1,624

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2018
53.9 x 24 inch
Painting

$1,740

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2018
48 x 24 inch
Painting

$1,508

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2018
48 x 24 inch
Painting

$1,508

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2017
48.4 x 24.4 inch
Painting

$1,392

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2006
32.3 x 22.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,856

Seen, MTA Service Train - Vandal Squad, Painting

Seen

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

$4,061

Seen, Mix N Match, Painting

Seen

Mix N Match, 2015
59.8 x 59.8 inch
Painting

$4,873

Seen, Post No Bill, Painting

Seen

Post No Bill, 2017
28 x 55.1 inch
Painting

$3,191

Seen, Super Wildstyle Psycho, Painting

Seen

Super Wildstyle Psycho, 2017
52 x 106.3 inch
Painting

$5,221

Seen, Super S, Painting

Seen

Super S, 2015
44.1 x 85 inch
Painting

$5,221

Seen, Red Property of NYC, Painting

Seen

Red Property of NYC, 2018
28.3 x 22 inch
Painting

$870

Seen, Pink Property Of NYC, Painting

Seen

Pink Property Of NYC, 2018
28.3 x 22 inch
Painting

$870

Seen, Blue Property Of NYC, Painting

Seen

Blue Property Of NYC, 2018
28.3 x 22 inch
Painting

$870

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2018
26 x 79.9 inch
Painting

$4,061

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2018
26 x 79.9 inch
Painting

$4,061

Seen, Bubble Pink and Blue, Painting

Seen

Bubble Pink and Blue, 2018
40 x 27.8 inch
Painting

$928

Seen, Untitled Blue, Painting

Seen

Untitled Blue, 2018
36.4 x 21.1 inch
Painting

$696

Seen, Multi Tags, Painting

Seen

Multi Tags, 2018
36.2 x 42.1 inch
Painting

$1,044

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2018
52 x 36.2 inch
Painting

$2,553

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2018
34.6 x 24.4 inch
Painting

$928

Seen, Sans titre, Painting

Seen

Sans titre, 2018
24.4 x 59.8 inch
Painting

$2,669

Seen, Sans titre, Painting

Seen

Sans titre, 2016
14 x 13.8 x 0.9 inch
Painting

$580

Seen, Multi Tags Series, Painting

Seen

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

$1,149

Seen, Cans, Painting

Seen

Cans, 2016
48 x 90 inch
Painting

$4,641

Seen, Psycho, Painting

Seen

Psycho, 2017
39.4 x 94.5 inch
Painting

$2,901

Seen, Seen, Painting

Seen

Seen, 2017
64 x 37 inch
Painting

$4,351

Seen, Classic Bubble, Painting

Seen

Classic Bubble, 2014
35.8 x 89 inch
Painting

$3,191

Seen, Classic Bubble, Painting

Seen

Classic Bubble, 2015
35.8 x 89 inch
Painting

$3,191

Seen, Super Wildstyle, Painting

Seen

Super Wildstyle, 2017
52 x 106 inch
Painting

$4,641

Seen, Mad Wildstyle, Painting

Seen

Mad Wildstyle, 2015
35.8 x 89.8 inch
Painting

$4,061

Seen, Wildstyle, Painting

Seen

Wildstyle, 2015
35.8 x 89.8 inch
Painting

$4,061

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2018
26 x 79.9 inch
Painting

$4,061

Seen, Post No Bills, Painting

Seen

Post No Bills, 2018
30.1 x 30 inch
Painting

$870

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2018
21.3 x 29.7 inch
Painting

$928

Our recommendations Seen, Gazoo, Painting

Seen

Gazoo, 2015
43 x 102 inch
Painting

$9,862

Seen, Space Station #2, Painting

Seen

Space Station #2, 2015
71.7 x 89.8 inch
Painting

$14,843

Seen, N°475 Bubble Blue, Painting

Seen

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

$1,044

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