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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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Fine Art Drawings

Painting, Bubble Blue, Seen

Bubble Blue

Seen

Painting - 71 x 55.5 x 0.1 cm Painting - 28 x 21.9 x 0 inch

£616

Fine Art Drawings, Looney Lenny with tags, Seen

Looney Lenny with tags

Seen

Fine Art Drawings - 11 x 8.5 cm Fine Art Drawings - 4.3 x 3.3 inch

£1,496

Painting, Bubble Pink, Seen

Bubble Pink

Seen

Painting - 71 x 55.5 x 0.1 cm Painting - 28 x 21.9 x 0 inch

£616

Painting, Bubble Yellow, Seen

Bubble Yellow

Seen

Painting - 71 x 55.5 x 0.1 cm Painting - 28 x 21.9 x 0 inch

£616

Painting, Inconnu (Multi Tags), Seen

Inconnu (Multi Tags)

Seen

Painting - 80 x 40 x 2 cm Painting - 31.5 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch

£1,320

Painting, Untitled, Seen

Untitled

Seen

Painting - 61 x 123 x 0.2 cm Painting - 24 x 48.4 x 0.1 inch

£1,320

Painting, Street Splash NYC, Seen

Street Splash NYC

Seen

Painting - 66 x 60 x 0.2 cm Painting - 26 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch

£792

Painting, Street Splash NYC, Seen

Street Splash NYC

Seen

Painting - 66 x 60 x 0.2 cm Painting - 26 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch

£792

Painting, Raw bubble Blue, Seen

Raw bubble Blue

Seen

Painting - 75.5 x 71 cm Painting - 29.7 x 28 inch

£1,232

Painting, Untitled, Seen

Untitled

Seen

Painting - 61 x 152 x 0.2 cm Painting - 24 x 59.8 x 0.1 inch

£2,552

Painting, Untitled, Seen

Untitled

Seen

Painting - 62 x 150 x 0.2 cm Painting - 24.4 x 59.1 x 0.1 inch

£2,024

Painting, Multi Seen, Seen

Multi Seen

Seen

Painting - 70 x 180 cm Painting - 27.6 x 70.9 inch

£3,520

Painting, Multi Seen, Seen

Multi Seen

Seen

Painting - 142.2 x 40.6 x 0.1 cm Painting - 56 x 16 x 0 inch

£1,760

Painting, Multi Seen, Seen

Multi Seen

Seen

Painting - 76.2 x 71 cm Painting - 30 x 28 inch

£1,320

Painting, Multi Tags Blue, Seen

Multi Tags Blue

Seen

Painting - 70 x 148 cm Painting - 27.6 x 58.3 inch

£1,320

Painting, Untitled 9671, Seen

Untitled 9671

Seen

Painting - 56.5 x 168.5 cm Painting - 22.2 x 66.3 inch

£1,760

Painting, Batman, Seen

Batman

Seen

Painting - 104 x 103 x 0.2 cm Painting - 40.9 x 40.6 x 0.1 inch

£10,559

Painting, Untituled 1, Seen

Untituled 1

Seen

Painting - 62 x 46 x 3 cm Painting - 24.4 x 18.1 x 1.2 inch

£968

Painting, Untituled 6, Seen

Untituled 6

Seen

Painting - 62 x 46 x 3 cm Painting - 24.4 x 18.1 x 1.2 inch

£968

Painting, Bubble Rose, Seen

Bubble Rose

Seen

Painting - 77 x 61 x 2 cm Painting - 30.3 x 24 x 0.8 inch

£1,408

Painting, Untitled SE Bubble Raw, Seen

Untitled SE Bubble Raw

Seen

Painting - 61 x 61 cm Painting - 24 x 24 inch

£1,144

Painting, Untitled 8551, Seen

Untitled 8551

Seen

Painting - 76 x 66.5 cm Painting - 29.9 x 26.2 inch

£880

Painting, Untitled, Seen

Untitled

Seen

Painting - 71 x 199 cm Painting - 28 x 78.3 inch

£1,760

Painting, Multi Tags, Seen

Multi Tags

Seen

Painting - 36 x 170 cm Painting - 14.2 x 66.9 inch

£1,549

Painting, Inconnu, Seen

Inconnu

Seen

Painting - 76 x 66 x 3 cm Painting - 29.9 x 26 x 1.2 inch

£1,408

Painting, Untituled 2, Seen

Untituled 2

Seen

Painting - 62 x 46 x 3 cm Painting - 24.4 x 18.1 x 1.2 inch

£968

Painting, Untituled 3, Seen

Untituled 3

Seen

Painting - 62 x 46 x 3 cm Painting - 24.4 x 18.1 x 1.2 inch

£968

Painting, Untituled 5, Seen

Untituled 5

Seen

Painting - 62 x 46 x 3 cm Painting - 24.4 x 18.1 x 1.2 inch

£968

Painting, Bubble Orange, Seen

Bubble Orange

Seen

Painting - 77 x 61 x 2 cm Painting - 30.3 x 24 x 0.8 inch

£1,760

Painting, Spray can serie (Grey), Seen

Spray can serie (Grey)

Seen

Painting - 72 x 66 x 5 cm Painting - 28.3 x 26 x 2 inch

£1,100

Painting, Untitled 7902, Seen

Untitled 7902

Seen

Painting - 86 x 56 cm Painting - 33.9 x 22 inch

£880

Painting, Street Splash NYC, Seen

Street Splash NYC

Seen

Painting - 71 x 60 x 0.05 cm Painting - 28 x 23.6 x 0 inch

£1,056

Painting, Street Splash NYC, Seen

Street Splash NYC

Seen

Painting - 71 x 60 x 0.05 cm Painting - 28 x 23.6 x 0 inch

£1,056

Painting, Street Splash NYC, Seen

Street Splash NYC

Seen

Painting - 71 x 60 x 0.05 cm Painting - 28 x 23.6 x 0 inch

£1,056

Painting, Untitled, Seen

Untitled

Seen

Painting - 76 x 172 cm Painting - 29.9 x 67.7 inch

£1,760

Painting, Colorz, Seen

Colorz

Seen

Painting - 172 x 81 x 0.1 cm Painting - 67.7 x 31.9 x 0 inch

£2,200

Painting, Untitled 9670, Seen

Untitled 9670

Seen

Painting - 56.5 x 168.5 cm Painting - 22.2 x 66.3 inch

£2,200

Painting, Untitled 9602, Seen

Untitled 9602

Seen

Painting - 71 x 198 cm Painting - 28 x 78 inch

£2,640

Painting, Multi tags orange red, Seen

Multi tags orange red

Seen

Painting - 86 x 177 cm Painting - 33.9 x 69.7 inch

£1,848

Painting, Cans & Tags Map, Seen

Cans & Tags Map

Seen

Painting - 81 x 58 cm Painting - 31.9 x 22.8 inch

£1,082

Painting, Mad Transit, Seen

Mad Transit

Seen

Painting - 120 x 80 cm Painting - 47.2 x 31.5 inch

£1,276

Painting, Untitled, Seen

Untitled

Seen

Painting - 50.8 x 61 cm Painting - 20 x 24 inch

£983

Painting, Multiblaze, Seen

Multiblaze

Seen

Painting - 80 x 60 x 3 cm Painting - 31.5 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch

£2,200

Painting, Plan de métro New York, Seen

Plan de métro New York

Seen

Painting - 82 x 58 x 0.2 cm Painting - 32.3 x 22.8 x 0.1 inch

£1,056

Painting, Wild style bleu red, Seen

Wild style bleu red

Seen

Painting - 71 x 152 cm Painting - 28 x 59.8 inch

£2,640

Painting, Scribble SE, Seen

Scribble SE

Seen

Painting - 127 x 87 x 0.2 cm Painting - 50 x 34.3 x 0.1 inch

£10,559

Painting, Bubble bleu, Seen

Bubble bleu

Seen

Painting - 76 x 66 x 3 cm Painting - 29.9 x 26 x 1.2 inch

£1,232

Painting, Spray Can Signature Series, Seen

Spray Can Signature Series

Seen

Painting - 71 x 55.8 x 2 cm Painting - 28 x 22 x 0.8 inch

£660

Painting, Spray Can Signature Series, Seen

Spray Can Signature Series

Seen

Painting - 71 x 55.8 x 0.2 cm Painting - 28 x 22 x 0.1 inch

£660

Painting, Bubble Rose, Seen

Bubble Rose

Seen

Painting - 77 x 61 x 3 cm Painting - 30.3 x 24 x 1.2 inch

£2,288

Painting, Bubble Bleu & Rose, Seen

Bubble Bleu & Rose

Seen

Painting - 62 x 46 x 3 cm Painting - 24.4 x 18.1 x 1.2 inch

£1,408

Painting, Bubble purple, Seen

Bubble purple

Seen

Painting - 100 x 70 x 1 cm Painting - 39.4 x 27.6 x 0.4 inch

£1,584

Painting, Ultraviolet, Seen

Ultraviolet

Seen

Painting - 81 x 152 cm Painting - 31.9 x 59.8 inch

£3,168

Painting, Bombing Spray NY serie, Seen

Bombing Spray NY serie

Seen

Painting - 82 x 68 x 3 cm Painting - 32.3 x 26.8 x 1.2 inch

£1,584

Painting, Bubble yellow, Seen

Bubble yellow

Seen

Painting - 76 x 63 x 1 cm Painting - 29.9 x 24.8 x 0.4 inch

£1,232

Painting, Bubble blue, Seen

Bubble blue

Seen

Painting - 66 x 59 x 1 cm Painting - 26 x 23.2 x 0.4 inch

£1,232

Painting, Untitled SE Wild Style Raw large jaune, Seen

Untitled SE Wild Style Raw large jaune

Seen

Painting - 51 x 140.5 cm Painting - 20.1 x 55.3 inch

£2,200

Painting, Multi-tags turquoise, Seen

Multi-tags turquoise

Seen

Painting - 76 x 172 x 3 cm Painting - 29.9 x 67.7 x 1.2 inch

£3,080

Painting, Multi-Tags, Seen

Multi-Tags

Seen

Painting - 61 x 173 cm Painting - 24 x 68.1 inch

£3,388

Painting, MultiTags, Seen

MultiTags

Seen

Painting - 61 x 56 cm Painting - 24 x 22 inch

£2,904

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What are their 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