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Seen

United States Born in: 1961 Bestsellers Emerging artists

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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Seen, Sans, Painting

Seen

Sans, 2008
81 x 232 x 2 cm
Painting

$9,330

Seen, Raw bubble, Painting

Seen

Raw bubble, 2021
71 x 71 cm
Painting

$2,115

Seen, Multi Seen, Painting

Seen

Multi Seen, 2020
106.5 x 71 cm
Painting

$2,339

Seen, Multi Seen, Painting

Seen

Multi Seen, 2020
71 x 60.5 cm
Painting

$1,617

Seen, Multiblaze, Painting

Seen

Multiblaze, 2021
80 x 60 x 3 cm
Painting

$1,866

Seen, PNB RAW Wild Style, Painting

Seen

PNB RAW Wild Style, 2020
61 x 152 cm
Painting

$2,836

Seen, Mutli blaze, Painting

Seen

Mutli blaze, 2020
60 x 45 x 3 cm
Painting

$1,555

Seen, Multi blaze, Painting

Seen

Multi blaze, 2020
60 x 60 x 3 cm
Painting

$1,742

Seen, Multi Seen, Painting

Seen

Multi Seen, 2020
85.8 x 71 cm
Painting

$2,115

Seen, Multi Seen, Painting

Seen

Multi Seen, 2020
70 x 180 cm
Painting

$4,329

Seen, Multi tags (Grey), Painting

Seen

Multi tags (Grey), 2015
103 x 105 x 2 cm
Painting

$2,488

Seen, Batman, Painting

Seen

Batman, 2019
104 x 103 x 0.2 cm
Painting

$11,196

Seen, Popey, Painting

Seen

Popey, 2019
92 x 92 x 0.2 cm
Painting

$13,684

Seen, Batman, Painting

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Batman, 2016
137.2 x 137.2 x 5.1 cm
Painting

$17,416

Seen, Spiderman, Painting

Seen

Spiderman, 2020
104 x 104 cm
Painting

$9,330

Seen, Iron Man, Painting

Seen

Iron Man, 2020
104 x 104 cm
Painting

$9,330

Seen, Joker, Painting

Seen

Joker, 2019
104 x 104 cm
Painting

$9,330

Seen, Wild Style, Painting

Seen

Wild Style, 2020
91.4 x 70 cm
Painting

$2,463

Seen, Démon, Painting

Seen

Démon, 2017
76.2 x 228.6 cm
Painting

$6,096

Seen, The Hulk (Post No Bills), Painting

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The Hulk (Post No Bills), 2016
220 x 320 cm
Painting

$18,500

Seen, Skulls Background, Painting

Seen

Skulls Background, 2007
116 x 89 x 3 cm
Painting

$14,928

Seen, Mini Skull Pink, Painting

Seen

Mini Skull Pink, 1998
61 x 46 x 3 cm
Painting

$8,708

Seen, Post No Bills - Psycho, Painting

Seen

Post No Bills - Psycho, 2015
152.4 x 182.9 cm
Painting

$4,852

Seen, Catwoman, Painting

Seen

Catwoman, 2016
220 x 320 cm
Painting

$18,500

Seen, Bubble Djumbo, Painting

Seen

Bubble Djumbo, 2020
71 x 182 x 3 cm
Painting

$3,234

Seen, Multi-blaze, Painting

Seen

Multi-blaze, 2020
62 x 155 x 3 cm
Painting

$3,234

Seen, Multi-Blaze, Painting

Seen

Multi-Blaze, 2019
137 x 60 x 3 cm
Painting

$2,364

Seen, Super Subway "S", Painting

Seen

Super Subway "S", 2017
91.4 x 228.6 cm
Painting

$6,096

Seen, Frosted Block Buster, Painting

Seen

Frosted Block Buster, 2015
121.9 x 213.4 cm
Painting

$6,096

Seen, The Hulk (Post No Bills), Painting

Seen

The Hulk (Post No Bills), 2016
220 x 320 cm
Painting

$18,500

Seen, Skulls & Bones, Painting

Seen

Skulls & Bones, 2007
101.6 x 71.1 cm
Painting

$1,866

Seen, The Punisher, Painting

Seen

The Punisher, 2016
137.2 x 137.2 x 5.1 cm
Painting

$22,392

Seen, Gazoo, Painting

Seen

Gazoo, 2015
109.2 x 259.1 cm
Painting

$8,086

Seen, Mix N Match, Painting

Seen

Mix N Match, 2015
152 x 152 cm
Painting

$5,225

Seen, Hulk, Painting

Seen

Hulk, 2016
215 x 305 cm
Painting

$22,392

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2008
89 x 115 x 2 cm
Painting

$3,608

Seen, Super S, Painting

Seen

Super S, 2015
112 x 216 cm
Painting

$5,598

Seen, Fallen Cans, Painting

Seen

Fallen Cans, 2015
183 x 152 cm
Painting

$11,196

Seen, Mix N Match, Painting

Seen

Mix N Match, 2016
122 x 198 cm
Painting

$6,220

Seen, Bubble, Painting

Seen

Bubble, 2020
51 x 142 x 3 cm
Painting

$2,986

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2018
122 x 66 cm
Painting

$1,742

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2018
123 x 62 cm
Painting

$1,493

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2017
123 x 62 cm
Painting

$1,493

Seen, Post No Bills, Painting

Seen

Post No Bills, 2017
71.5 x 187 x 4.5 cm
Painting

$4,852

Seen, Graffiti Vandal, Painting

Seen

Graffiti Vandal, 2009
89 x 115 x 3 cm
Painting

$3,110

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2018
76 x 172 cm
Painting

$2,737

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2018
66 x 203 cm
Painting

$4,354

Seen, 000, Painting

Seen

000, 2015
123 x 96 x 5 cm
Painting

$5,971

Seen, Honey Comb, Painting

Seen

Honey Comb, 2012
100 x 71 x 1 cm
Painting

$2,239

Seen, Seen, Painting

Seen

Seen, 2017
162.5 x 94 cm
Painting

$4,665

Seen, Classic Bubble, Painting

Seen

Classic Bubble, 2014
91 x 226 cm
Painting

$3,421

Seen, Classic Bubble, Painting

Seen

Classic Bubble, 2015
91 x 226 cm
Painting

$3,421

Our recommendations Seen, Raw bubble, Painting

Seen

Raw bubble, 2020
71 x 71 cm
Painting

Sold

Seen, Multi blue, Painting

Seen

Multi blue, 2020
101 x 61 x 0.1 cm
Painting

Sold

Seen, Raw bubble, Painting

Seen

Raw bubble, 2020
70.5 x 70.5 cm
Painting

Sold

Seen, PNB RAW bubble, Painting

Seen

PNB RAW bubble, 2020
71.5 x 70.5 cm
Painting

Sold

Seen, Multi Seen, Painting

Seen

Multi Seen, 2020
120 x 55 x 0.1 cm
Painting

Sold

Seen, NY, Painting

Seen

NY, 2019
61 x 46 x 0.1 cm
Painting

Sold

Seen, RAW bubble, Painting

Seen

RAW bubble, 2020
71.5 x 70.5 cm
Painting

Sold

Seen, Multi Seen, Painting

Seen

Multi Seen, 2020
120 x 55 x 0.1 cm
Painting

Sold

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