Seen

Seen

United States • Born in: 1961

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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 customises his first cars.

The graffiti movement was at the time in full force. Richard was 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 realise 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. Recognised 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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Painting

Fine Art Drawings

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Bubble Rose, Seen

Bubble Rose

Seen

Painting - 30.3 x 24 x 0.8 inch

£1,434

Botanical Looney Lenny, Seen

Botanical Looney Lenny

Seen

Fine Art Drawings - 11 x 8.5 inch

£2,241

Untitled, Seen

Untitled

Seen

Painting - 28 x 78.3 inch

£1,793

Bubble Blue, Seen

Bubble Blue

Seen

Painting - 33.9 x 28 inch

£1,121 £1,009

Multi-tags turquoise, Seen

Multi-tags turquoise

Seen

Painting - 29.9 x 67.7 x 1.2 inch

£3,138

Multi Tags Multicolor, Seen

Multi Tags Multicolor

Seen

Painting - 33.9 x 69.7 inch

£1,883

Multi Tags Blue, Seen

Multi Tags Blue

Seen

Painting - 27.6 x 58.3 inch

£1,345 £1,210

Bubble Violet, Seen

Bubble Violet

Seen

Painting - 23.6 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch

£1,614

Bubble Orange, Seen

Bubble Orange

Seen

Painting - 30.3 x 24 x 0.8 inch

£1,614

Multi tags orange red, Seen

Multi tags orange red

Seen

Painting - 33.9 x 69.7 inch

£1,883

Bombing Spray NY serie, Seen

Bombing Spray NY serie

Seen

Painting - 0 x 0 inch

£1,614

Ultraviolet, Seen

Ultraviolet

Seen

Painting - 31.9 x 59.8 inch

£3,227 £2,679

Big Wild style, Seen

Big Wild style

Seen

Painting - 23.6 x 78.7 x 0.8 inch

£4,034

Multi tag, Seen

Multi tag

Seen

Painting - 40.2 x 27.6 x 0.4 inch

£1,121

NYC Street Splash Turquoise, Seen

NYC Street Splash Turquoise

Seen

Painting - 30.7 x 18.9 x 1.2 inch

£4,034

Multiblazes, Seen

Multiblazes

Seen

Painting - 59.1 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch

£4,931

Spiderman, Seen

Spiderman

Seen

Painting - 41.3 x 41.3 x 1.2 inch

£10,758

Post no bills, Seen

Post no bills

Seen

Painting - 21.7 x 61 x 0.8 inch

£3,586

Wolverine, Seen

Wolverine

Seen

Painting - 42.1 x 42.1 x 1.6 inch

£9,861

Raw bubble Blue, Seen

Raw bubble Blue

Seen

Painting - 29.7 x 28 inch

£1,255

Multi Seen, Seen

Multi Seen

Seen

Painting - 30 x 28 inch

£1,345 £1,210

Multi Seen, Seen

Multi Seen

Seen

Painting - 56 x 16 x 0 inch

£1,793 £1,614

Colorz, Seen

Colorz

Seen

Painting - 67.7 x 31.9 x 0 inch

£2,241

Wild style bleu red, Seen

Wild style bleu red

Seen

Painting - 28 x 59.8 inch

£2,689 £2,420

Multi blaze, Seen

Multi blaze

Seen

Painting - 68.1 x 19.8 x 0.8 inch

£3,138

MultiTags, Seen

MultiTags

Seen

Painting - 24 x 22 inch

£2,958

Multi Tags, Seen

Multi Tags

Seen

Painting - 14.2 x 66.9 inch

£1,578

Untitled 7902, Seen

Untitled 7902

Seen

Painting - 33.9 x 22 inch

£896

Multiblaze, Seen

Multiblaze

Seen

Painting - 31.5 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch

£2,241

Multi Seen, Seen

Multi Seen

Seen

Painting - 27.6 x 70.9 inch

£3,586

Untitled 7842, Seen

Untitled 7842

Seen

Painting - 33.9 x 27.8 inch

£896

Bombing Spray NY serie, Seen

Bombing Spray NY serie

Seen

Painting - 26.8 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch

£1,972

Bombing Spray NY serie, Seen

Bombing Spray NY serie

Seen

Painting - 30.3 x 24.4 x 0.8 inch

£1,972

Bubble, Seen

Bubble

Seen

Painting - 28 x 59.8 inch

£2,689

Untitled, Seen

Untitled

Seen

Painting - 29.9 x 64.2 inch

£1,793

Post no bills, Seen

Post no bills

Seen

Painting - 23.2 x 63 x 0.4 inch

£3,586

Untitled, Seen

Untitled

Seen

Painting - 29.9 x 67.7 inch

£1,793

Seen Splash, Seen

Seen Splash

Seen

Painting - 31.5 x 15.7 inch

£2,958

Sans titre, Seen

Sans titre

Seen

Painting - 23.9 x 18 x 0.1 inch

£2,689

Multi tags (Grey), Seen

Multi tags (Grey)

Seen

Painting - 40.6 x 41.3 x 0.8 inch

£2,241

Pink Bubble, Seen

Pink Bubble

Seen

Painting - 23.6 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch

£1,614

Multi-Tags, Seen

Multi-Tags

Seen

Painting - 24 x 68.1 inch

£3,451

Multi-blaze, Seen

Multi-blaze

Seen

Painting - 24.4 x 61 x 1.2 inch

£4,482

Looney Lenny, Seen

Looney Lenny

Seen

Fine Art Drawings - 11 x 8.5 inch

£3,138

Seen blue canvas, Seen

Seen blue canvas

Seen

Painting - 27 x 18.3 x 0.8 inch

£1,345

The Hulk (Post No Bills), Seen

The Hulk (Post No Bills)

Seen

Painting - 86.6 x 126 inch

£22,412

Batman, Seen

Batman

Seen

Painting - 40.9 x 40.6 x 0.1 inch

£10,758

Untitled, Seen

Untitled

Seen

Painting - 20 x 24 inch

£1,607 £1,286

Looney Lenny, Seen

Looney Lenny

Seen

Fine Art Drawings - 11.75 x 8.25 inch

£1,972

Seen Street Splash, Seen

Seen Street Splash

Seen

Painting - 31.5 x 26 inch

£4,931

NYC Street, Seen

NYC Street

Seen

Painting - 29.9 x 18.5 inch

£4,438

Fallen Cans, Seen

Fallen Cans

Seen

Painting - 72 x 59.8 inch

£8,516

Spiderman, Seen

Spiderman

Seen

Painting - 36.6 x 36.6 x 0.8 inch

£5,379

Super Subway "S", Seen

Super Subway "S"

Seen

Painting - 36 x 90 inch

£7,127

Mix N Match, Seen

Mix N Match

Seen

Painting - 59.8 x 59.8 inch

£6,724

Captain America (super hero series), Seen

Captain America (super hero series)

Seen

Painting - 42.1 x 42.1 inch

£5,827

Scribble SE, Seen

Scribble SE

Seen

Painting - 51.2 x 35.4 x 1.6 inch

£4,482

Classic Bubble, Seen

Classic Bubble

Seen

Painting - 35.8 x 89 inch

£3,586

Mix and Match, Seen

Mix and Match

Seen

Painting - 58 x 58 inch

£5,357

Batman, Seen

Batman

Seen

Painting - 54 x 54 x 2 inch

£16,136

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Who is the artist?

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 customises his first cars.

The graffiti movement was at the time in full force. Richard was 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 realise 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. Recognised by his peers as the "Godfather of Graffiti", Seen is today's most famous graffiti artist and his influence is unprecedented.

What are his 3 main works?

What is Seen’s artistic movement?

The artistic movements of the artists are: Graffiti Artists, Playful Street Art

When was Seen born?

The year of birth of the artist is: 1961