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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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Seen, Colorz, Painting

Seen

Colorz, 2021 67.7 x 31.9 x 0 inch Painting

$2,699

Seen, Sans titre, Print

Seen

Sans titre, 2016 24.8 x 16.9 inch Print

$594

Seen, Botanical Looney Lenny, Fine Art Drawings

Seen

Botanical Looney Lenny, 1990 11 x 8.5 inch Fine Art Drawings

$1,620

Seen, Seen, Painting

Seen

Seen, 2021 36 x 22 inch Painting

$1,836

Seen, Mix and Match, Painting

Seen

Mix and Match, 2015 58 x 58 inch Painting

$6,500

Seen, Mix and Match, Painting

Seen

Mix and Match, 2015 58 x 58 inch Painting

$6,500

Seen, Multi Tags, Painting

Seen

Multi Tags, 2020 14.2 x 66.9 inch Painting

$1,900

Our recommendations Seen, Raw bubble Blue, Painting

Seen

Raw bubble Blue, 2021 29.7 x 28 inch Painting

$1,512

Seen, Multi Seen, Painting

Seen

Multi Seen, 2021 56 x 16 x 0 inch Painting

$2,159

Seen, Untitled 6925, Painting

Seen

Untitled 6925, 2022 26 x 24.4 inch Painting

$972

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2020 23.6 x 59.8 inch Painting

$2,159

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2021 26 x 24 inch Painting

$972

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2018 29.9 x 67.7 inch Painting

$2,375

Seen, Mix n match, Painting

Seen

Mix n match, 2017 37.4 x 80.9 x 1.8 inch Painting

$3,131

Seen, Pink Bubble, Painting

Seen

Pink Bubble, 2021 23.6 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch Painting

$3,023

Our recommendations Seen, Bubble Djumbo, Painting

Seen

Bubble Djumbo, 2020 28 x 71.7 x 1.2 inch Painting

$2,807

Seen, Multi Seen, Painting

Seen

Multi Seen, 2020 30 x 28 inch Painting

$1,620

Seen, Bubble, Painting

Seen

Bubble, 2021 28 x 59.8 inch Painting

$3,239

Seen, Wild style bleu red, Painting

Seen

Wild style bleu red, 2021 28 x 59.8 inch Painting

$3,239

Seen, Sans titre, Painting

Seen

Sans titre, 2015 23.9 x 18 x 0.1 inch Painting

$3,239

Seen, Seen red canvas, Painting

Seen

Seen red canvas, 2019 27 x 18.3 x 0.8 inch Painting

$1,512

Seen, Pink Bubble, Painting

Seen

Pink Bubble, 2021 29.9 x 27.6 x 0.4 inch Painting

$1,620

Seen, Seen blue canvas, Painting

Seen

Seen blue canvas, 2019 27 x 18.3 x 0.8 inch Painting

$1,512

Seen, Classic Bubble, Painting

Seen

Classic Bubble, 2014 35.8 x 89 inch Painting

$2,969

Seen, Multi-Tags, Painting

Seen

Multi-Tags, 2020 24 x 68.1 inch Painting

$4,157

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2020 20.1 x 55.3 inch Painting

$2,159

Our recommendations Seen, Multi Seen, Painting

Seen

Multi Seen, 2020 27.6 x 70.9 inch Painting

$4,319

Our recommendations Seen, Fallen Cans, Painting

Seen

Fallen Cans, 2015 72 x 59.8 inch Painting

$9,718

Seen, Classic Bubble, Painting

Seen

Classic Bubble, 2015 35.8 x 89 inch Painting

$2,969

Seen, NYC Street, Painting

Seen

NYC Street, 2021 29.9 x 18.5 inch Painting

$5,345

Seen, MultiTags, Painting

Seen

MultiTags, 2021 24 x 22 inch Painting

$3,563

Seen, Big wild style, Painting

Seen

Big wild style, 2021 23.6 x 78 x 0.4 inch Painting

$4,859

Seen, Seen Street Splash, Painting

Seen

Seen Street Splash, 2021 31.5 x 26 inch Painting

$5,939

Our recommendations Seen, Multi-blaze, Painting

Seen

Multi-blaze, 2020 24.4 x 61 x 1.2 inch Painting

$4,859

Seen, Scribble SE, Painting

Seen

Scribble SE, 2012 51.2 x 35.4 x 1.6 inch Painting

$5,399

Seen, Seen Splash, Painting

Seen

Seen Splash, 2020 31.5 x 15.7 inch Painting

$3,563

Seen, Super Subway "S", Painting

Seen

Super Subway "S", 2017 36 x 90 inch Painting

$8,530

Seen, Démon, Painting

Seen

Démon, 2017 30 x 90 inch Painting

$8,530

Seen, Space Station, Painting

Seen

Space Station, 2015 71.7 x 89.8 inch Painting

$12,957

Seen, The Hulk (Post No Bills), Painting

Seen

The Hulk (Post No Bills), 2016 86.6 x 126 inch Painting

$21,055

Seen, Mix N Match, Painting

Seen

Mix N Match, 2015 59.8 x 59.8 inch Painting

$7,018

Seen, Hulk, Painting

Seen

Hulk, 2016 84.6 x 120.1 inch Painting

$19,435

Seen, Seen, Painting

Seen

Seen, 2017 64 x 37 inch Painting

$4,049

Our recommendations Seen, Looney Lenny, Fine Art Drawings

Seen

Looney Lenny, 1989 11 x 8.5 inch Fine Art Drawings

$2,699

Seen, Looney Lenny, Fine Art Drawings

Seen

Looney Lenny, 1998 11.75 x 8.25 inch Fine Art Drawings

$1,296

Seen, The Punisher, Painting

Seen

The Punisher, 2016 54 x 54 x 2 inch Painting

$19,435

Seen, Untitled, Painting

Seen

Untitled, 2019 20 x 24 inch Painting

$1,950 $1,500

Seen, Batman, Painting

Seen

Batman, 2016 54 x 54 x 2 inch Painting

$19,435

Our recommendations Seen, Batman, Painting

Seen

Batman, 2019 40.9 x 40.6 x 0.1 inch Painting

Price upon request

Seen, Popey, Painting

Seen

Popey, 2019 36.2 x 36.2 x 0.1 inch Painting

Price upon request

Seen, Iron Man, Painting

Seen

Iron Man, 2020 40.9 x 40.9 inch Painting

Price upon request

Our recommendations Seen, Blue, Painting

Seen

Blue, 2020 36 x 22 inch Painting

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Seen, Untitled 6927, Painting

Seen

Untitled 6927, 2022 26 x 24.4 inch Painting

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Seen, Multi-tag, Painting

Seen

Multi-tag, 2020 23.6 x 24 x 0.4 inch Painting

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Seen, Bubble Blaze Blue, Painting

Seen

Bubble Blaze Blue, 2019 23.6 x 59.4 x 0.8 inch Painting

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Seen, Bubble S, Painting

Seen

Bubble S, 2019 26.4 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch Painting

Sold

Our recommendations Seen, Looney Lenny with tags, Fine Art Drawings

Seen

Looney Lenny with tags, 2009 4.3 x 3.3 inch Fine Art Drawings

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Seen, Multi-blaze, Painting

Seen

Multi-blaze, 2020 31.9 x 27.6 inch Painting

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Seen, Multi Tags Series, Painting

Seen

Multi Tags Series, 2018 50 x 36 x 0 inch Painting

Sold

Our recommendations Seen, Multi bubbles, Painting

Seen

Multi bubbles, 2016 51.2 x 41.3 x 0.8 inch Painting

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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 Artists

When was Seen born?

The year of birth of the artist is: 1961