Seen 1961 CURRENT RICHARD SEEN MIRAND O WAS

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Seen 1961 - CURRENT

Seen 1961 - CURRENT

 • RICHARD “SEEN” MIRAND O WAS BORN OCTOBER 17, 1961 IN THE BRONX,

• RICHARD “SEEN” MIRAND O WAS BORN OCTOBER 17, 1961 IN THE BRONX, NEW YORK • HE IS ONE OF THE MOST WELL-KNOWN GRAFFITI ARTISTS IN THE WORLD. • HE IS OFTEN REFERRED TO AS THE GODFATHER OF GRAFFITI.

 • “SEEN” FIRST STARTED TO PAINT ON NEW YORK’S SUBWAY CARRIAGES IN THE

• “SEEN” FIRST STARTED TO PAINT ON NEW YORK’S SUBWAY CARRIAGES IN THE 1970’S. • HE QUICKLY GAINED THE REPUTATION FOR PRODUCING FULL COLOR MURALS ON SUBWAY CARS.

FOR THE NEXT TWO DECADES HIS PAINTINGS RAN THROUGHOUT THE CITY’S FIVE BOROUGHS AS

FOR THE NEXT TWO DECADES HIS PAINTINGS RAN THROUGHOUT THE CITY’S FIVE BOROUGHS AS MOVING BILLBOARDS. • HE WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR HUNDREDS OF WHOLE CARS PAINTED FROM TOP TO BOTTOM, MANY OF WHICH HAVE BECOME ICONIC IMAGES OF THE TIME. •

THE ART OF “SEEN” WAS NEVER RESTRICTED TO ONLY TRAINS, HE ALSO PRODUCED WORKS

THE ART OF “SEEN” WAS NEVER RESTRICTED TO ONLY TRAINS, HE ALSO PRODUCED WORKS ON CANVAS AS WELL AS SCULPTURES AND OTHER VARIOUS PIECES FROM ITEMS FOUND ON THE STREETS. • IN 1980 HE WAS ONE OF THE FIRST OF A HANDFUL OF ARTISTS TO EXHIBIT HIS WORK THROUGHOUT EUROPE AND ASIA, HAVING NUMEROUS SOLO SHOWS AND GROUP MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS. •

 • IN 1981, P. S. 1’S “NEW YORK/NEW WAVE”, AN EXHIBITION AT MOMA,

• IN 1981, P. S. 1’S “NEW YORK/NEW WAVE”, AN EXHIBITION AT MOMA, SET THE STAGE FOR FUTURE ARTISTS SUCH AS KEITH HARING AND JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT. • “SEEN” WAS ALSO PART OF THIS GROUNDBREAKING EVENT. • THAT ERA MARKED A TURNING POINT FOR THE GRAFFITI ART GENRE AND WAS THE UNWRITTEN BIRTH OF STREET ART.

 • “SEEN” WAS FEATURED PROMINENTLY IN THE 1982 PBS DOCUMENTARY “STYLE WARS”. •

• “SEEN” WAS FEATURED PROMINENTLY IN THE 1982 PBS DOCUMENTARY “STYLE WARS”. • THIS FILM WAS AN INFLUENTIAL TOOL IN MOVING GRAFFITI FROM UNDERGROUND SUBCULTURE TO THE MAINSTREAM. • IN 1984 THE FOLLOW UP BOOK “SUBWAY ART” WAS RELEASED, NOW EXPOSING “SEEN” AND GRAFFITI INTERNATIONALLY. • FROM THIS LETTERING STYLE BECAME A BASE PRINT FOR OTHER ARTISTS TO BUILD ON.

 • Interview AMONGST HIS VARIOUS DAREDEVIL ANTICS, “SEEN” ALSO GAINED NOTORIETY IN 1985

• Interview AMONGST HIS VARIOUS DAREDEVIL ANTICS, “SEEN” ALSO GAINED NOTORIETY IN 1985 FOR SCROLLING HIS NAME ACROSS THE LEGENDARY HOLLYWOOD SIGN LOCATED IN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA.

 • “SEEN” CONTINUES TO CREATE CONSTANTLY AND EXHIBIT WORLDWIDE. • SEEN IS RECOGNIZED

• “SEEN” CONTINUES TO CREATE CONSTANTLY AND EXHIBIT WORLDWIDE. • SEEN IS RECOGNIZED AS A LEADER OF THE SCHOOL OF GRAFFITI ART AND HAS BECOME AN ICON OF WHAT WAS ONCE CONSIDERED AN UNDERGROUND TREND BUT HAS NOW BECOME AN INTERNATIONAL ART MOVEMENT.