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SEEN (American, b.1961)
LOT ID: 79787
Triptych, 2009

Acrylic, Spray paint on New York City Transit Map
32 х 68 in. (81.28 x 172.72 cm.)
Signed, in pencil, lower right of third map
Lot description
Each map measures approximately 32 x 23 inches (81.3 x 58.4 cm). Triptych measures approximately 32 x 68 inches (81.3 x 172.7 cm).

This rare triptych by SEEN is executed in spray paint on three New York City Transit Maps. The work typifies the artist's vibrant use of color and bold lettering. The maps are in excellent condition and un-taped, so that they can be framed separately or together.

SEEN (b. 1961, a.k.a. Richard "Richie" Morando) is one of the world's leading graffiti artists. He first started to paint New York City subway cars during the early 1970s with his crew United Artists ("UA"). In the 1980s, he had group shows of his works on canvas with contemporaries such as Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Keith Haring. More recently, he has turned his preoccupation with the transit system into a series of hand-painted, limited-edition MTA New York subway maps. He has also gone beyond two-dimensional work to explore sculpture and mixed media works made from discarded and re-used materials. SEEN has had 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, England (2006), among others.
Triptych by SEEN
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