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SEEN (American, b.1961)
LOT ID: 73109
Cope2, TKID & QUIK (4 works), ie. circa 2007

Mixed Media, Spray Paint, on Paper
23 х 32 in. (58.42 x 81.28 cm.)
Signed, in marker "SEEN" Verso
Lot description
A collection of some of the most revered artists and works in the graffiti movement.

Included are 4 Maps single maps. Each hand painted by graffiti legends SEEN, COPE2, QUIK & TKID. These pieces would look fantastic framed and lined up on one wall. Each map measures 23x32 in, except the QUIK map is slightly smaller at 23 x 29 in. Each map bares the signature tag by that artist. A rare opportunity to acquire individual works from all 4 artists. Maps vary in dates from 2007 - 2012.

SEEN (b.1961, New York) is considered by many to be the godfather of Graffiti art. He first started to paint New York City subway cars during the early 1970s. Recently, SEEN has turned his love of the MTA into a series of hand-painted, limited-edition MTA New York subway maps. In addition, the artist has gone beyond two-dimensional work to explore sculpture and mixed media works of discarded and re-used materials. SEEN'S work has been exhibited all over the world, with recent solo shows at Magda Danysz Gallery, Paris, France (2010); Kleerup Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden (2009); Grand Palais, Paris, France (2009); The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA (2009); Power House Arena, New York, NY (2007); and Stolen Space Gallery, London, UK (2006).

COPE2 (B. Fernando Carlo, 1968, Bronx, NY) is an internationally acclaimed graffiti artist who grew up in the South Bronx, beginning his career as a street artist as early as 1978. Throwing up his name on various subway lines and writing on permission walls across New York City, COPE2 is known for his distinctive writing style and inventive use of color. He has collaborated on projects for Time Magazine, Adidas, Converse, various music endeavors, and numerous video games. COPE2 has exhibited at numerous venues including Defiance Gallery (Chicago, IL), M2 Gallery (New York, NY), Crewest Gallery (Los Angeles, CA), and the Showroom Gallery (New York, NY).

Raised in the Bronx by first generation Latino immigrants, Julius Cavero "T-KID" or "Terrible T-KID 170" (b.1961) received his artistic training at an early age in the streets."In the 1970s he started tagging the name "King 13" in local parks when he'd win a challenge performing daredevil tricks on swings. He learned to paint train cars during his time with the gangs the Bronx Enchanters and The Renegades of Harlem. Through his unique writing and illustration style, T-KID quickly gained a reputation as a style master. He later became the president of TNB (The Nasty Boyz) and TVS (The Vamp Squad), one of the most notorious New York graffiti crews. He is also a member of MAC crew from Paris. Photographer Henry Chalfant first took notice of T-KID in the early 1980s. His photographs of T-KID's work have appeared in books such as "Subway Art" and "The Terrible Nasty T-Kid 170," which chronicles the artist's life from childhood to the present. T-KID is still active and his work can be seen in the Bronx and around the world.

Growing up in Queens, New York, Lin Felton aka 'Quik' (b. 1958) started tagging around his neighborhood during the 1970’s and by the 1980's he was one of the few New York graffiti artists to be shown in art galleries and museums. Throughout his career, Quik's artistic style has matured to include ironic commentaries on social, political, and personal topics while still maintaining his personality and the spirit of graffiti. Quik has exhibited widely throughout the United States and abroad, with recent solo shows at Green Flowers Art Gallery, Boulogne-Billancourt, France; AAA Gallery, Rotterdam, Netherlands; Avenir Finance, Paris, France; and Galerie Arte Ventuno, Brussels.
Cope2, TKID & QUIK (4 works) by SEEN
  • Cope2, TKID & QUIK (4 works) by SEEN
  • Cope2, TKID & QUIK (4 works) by SEEN
  • Cope2, TKID & QUIK (4 works) by SEEN
  • Cope2, TKID & QUIK (4 works) by SEEN
  • Cope2, TKID & QUIK (4 works) by SEEN
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