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

Print

Bubble Rose, Seen

Bubble Rose

Seen

Painting - 77 x 61 x 2 cm

$1,776

Botanical Looney Lenny, Seen

Botanical Looney Lenny

Seen

Fine Art Drawings - 27.9 x 21.6 cm

$2,775

Untitled, Seen

Untitled

Seen

Painting - 71 x 199 cm

$2,220

Bubble Blue, Seen

Bubble Blue

Seen

Painting - 86 x 71 cm

$1,387 $1,249

Multi-tags turquoise, Seen

Multi-tags turquoise

Seen

Painting - 76 x 172 x 3 cm

$3,885

Multi Tags Multicolor, Seen

Multi Tags Multicolor

Seen

Painting - 86 x 177 cm

$2,331

Multi Tags Blue, Seen

Multi Tags Blue

Seen

Painting - 70 x 148 cm

$1,665 $1,498

Bubble Violet, Seen

Bubble Violet

Seen

Painting - 60 x 60 x 1 cm

$1,998

Bubble Orange, Seen

Bubble Orange

Seen

Painting - 77 x 61 x 2 cm

$1,998

Multi tags orange red, Seen

Multi tags orange red

Seen

Painting - 86 x 177 cm

$2,331

Bombing Spray NY serie, Seen

Bombing Spray NY serie

Seen

Painting - x cm

$1,998

Ultraviolet, Seen

Ultraviolet

Seen

Painting - 81 x 152 cm

$3,996 $3,316

Big Wild style, Seen

Big Wild style

Seen

Painting - 60 x 200 x 2 cm

$4,994

Multi tag, Seen

Multi tag

Seen

Painting - 102 x 70 x 1 cm

$1,387

NYC Street Splash Turquoise, Seen

NYC Street Splash Turquoise

Seen

Painting - 78 x 48 x 3 cm

$4,994

Multiblazes, Seen

Multiblazes

Seen

Painting - 150 x 60 x 2 cm

$6,104

Spiderman, Seen

Spiderman

Seen

Painting - 105 x 105 x 3 cm

$13,318

Post no bills, Seen

Post no bills

Seen

Painting - 55 x 155 x 2 cm

$4,439

Wolverine, Seen

Wolverine

Seen

Painting - 107 x 107 x 4 cm

$12,208

Raw bubble Blue, Seen

Raw bubble Blue

Seen

Painting - 75.5 x 71 cm

$1,554

Multi Seen, Seen

Multi Seen

Seen

Painting - 76.2 x 71 cm

$1,665 $1,498

Multi Seen, Seen

Multi Seen

Seen

Painting - 142.2 x 40.6 x 0.1 cm

$2,220 $1,998

Colorz, Seen

Colorz

Seen

Painting - 172 x 81 x 0.1 cm

$2,775

Wild style bleu red, Seen

Wild style bleu red

Seen

Painting - 71 x 152 cm

$3,330 $2,997

Multi blaze, Seen

Multi blaze

Seen

Painting - 173 x 50.3 x 2 cm

$3,885

MultiTags, Seen

MultiTags

Seen

Painting - 61 x 56 cm

$3,663

Multi Tags, Seen

Multi Tags

Seen

Painting - 36 x 170 cm

$1,953

Untitled 7902, Seen

Untitled 7902

Seen

Painting - 86 x 56 cm

$1,110

Multiblaze, Seen

Multiblaze

Seen

Painting - 80 x 60 x 3 cm

$2,775

Multi Seen, Seen

Multi Seen

Seen

Painting - 70 x 180 cm

$4,439

Untitled 7842, Seen

Untitled 7842

Seen

Painting - 86 x 70.5 cm

$1,110

Bombing Spray NY serie, Seen

Bombing Spray NY serie

Seen

Painting - 68 x 60 x 2 cm

$2,442

Bombing Spray NY serie, Seen

Bombing Spray NY serie

Seen

Painting - 77 x 62 x 2 cm

$2,442

Bubble, Seen

Bubble

Seen

Painting - 71 x 152 cm

$3,330

Untitled, Seen

Untitled

Seen

Painting - 76 x 163 cm

$2,220

Post no bills, Seen

Post no bills

Seen

Painting - 59 x 160 x 1 cm

$4,439

Untitled, Seen

Untitled

Seen

Painting - 76 x 172 cm

$2,220

Seen Splash, Seen

Seen Splash

Seen

Painting - 80 x 40 cm

$3,663

Sans titre, Seen

Sans titre

Seen

Painting - 60.7 x 45.7 x 0.3 cm

$3,330

Multi tags (Grey), Seen

Multi tags (Grey)

Seen

Painting - 103 x 105 x 2 cm

$2,775

Pink Bubble, Seen

Pink Bubble

Seen

Painting - 60 x 60 x 1 cm

$1,998

Multi-Tags, Seen

Multi-Tags

Seen

Painting - 61 x 173 cm

$4,273

Multi-blaze, Seen

Multi-blaze

Seen

Painting - 62 x 155 x 3 cm

$5,549

Looney Lenny, Seen

Looney Lenny

Seen

Fine Art Drawings - 27.9 x 21.6 cm

$3,885

Seen blue canvas, Seen

Seen blue canvas

Seen

Painting - 68.5 x 46.5 x 2 cm

$1,665

The Hulk (Post No Bills), Seen

The Hulk (Post No Bills)

Seen

Painting - 220 x 320 cm

$27,747

Batman, Seen

Batman

Seen

Painting - 104 x 103 x 0.2 cm

$13,318

Untitled, Seen

Untitled

Seen

Painting - 50.8 x 61 cm

$1,950 $1,560

Looney Lenny, Seen

Looney Lenny

Seen

Fine Art Drawings - 29.8 x 21 cm

$2,442

Seen Street Splash, Seen

Seen Street Splash

Seen

Painting - 80 x 66 cm

$6,104

NYC Street, Seen

NYC Street

Seen

Painting - 76 x 47 cm

$5,494

Fallen Cans, Seen

Fallen Cans

Seen

Painting - 183 x 152 cm

$10,544

Spiderman, Seen

Spiderman

Seen

Painting - 93 x 93 x 2 cm

$6,659

Super Subway "S", Seen

Super Subway "S"

Seen

Painting - 91.4 x 228.6 cm

$8,823

Mix N Match, Seen

Mix N Match

Seen

Painting - 152 x 152 cm

$8,324

Captain America (super hero series), Seen

Captain America (super hero series)

Seen

Painting - 107 x 107 cm

$7,214

Scribble SE, Seen

Scribble SE

Seen

Painting - 130 x 90 x 4 cm

$5,549

Classic Bubble, Seen

Classic Bubble

Seen

Painting - 91 x 226 cm

$4,439

Mix and Match, Seen

Mix and Match

Seen

Painting - 147.3 x 147.3 cm

$6,500

Batman, Seen

Batman

Seen

Painting - 137.2 x 137.2 x 5.1 cm

$19,978

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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