Antonio “Shades” Agee, a Detroiter from birth and one of the first documented graffiti artists from the Motor City. With a Jazz musician as a father, Shades was surrounded by the sounds of legends like Nat "King" Cole and Frank Sinatra from his early years. He was out in the streets doing “graffiti” before the hip-hop phenomenon hit Detroit and became a house hold name. He has the ability to create stunning works of art with urban street flare, a talent that has given him the opportunity to produce graffiti around the world through commissioned and “legal” contracts. Dating back to the early 90's, Shades has built his roster of clients for whom he creates custom murals and canvases. This list includes automotive players like Chrysler, Ford and Toyota and major organizations like Universal Studios, World Cup, Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Pandora & Vitamin Water. Also, Shades has two pieces archived at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) and has exhibited at C-Pop Gallery, Motor Gallery, and others. His clientele collects anything he puts his hands on and he has been a force in the evolution of graffiti as a world renowned art form from his early years. For more information please visit shadesdet.com
2002 - Present
Commision Artist / City of Detroit/Chicago
1992 - Present
Self employed Artist / "Shades"
Have been working in the city of Detroit for 10years or more as a working artist.
1989 - Present
Owner / ShadesDET LLC
I am a independent artist. I do commission work for various clients around the world. I also do art shows.
:Print Ready: "Voiture Love" https://www.1xrun.com/run/voiture_love
Today my print is available on 1xRUN site in Murals In The Market print area .... go check it and buy one of 30 prints that are hand signed and ready for you to have a limited "Shades" art!
Finished and what a great experience being involved with this festival and being teamed up with such amazing artist from around the world! Murals In The Market.... shout out to all the artist that I can call friends! 1xRUN
This is amazing that Marie Staggat put this video together for her release of her astounding book of photos taken of Detroit Techno artists thru Carhartt Work In Progress and is available online and during the Movement (stay tuned for locations) .... But even more I'm truly honored that she involved me in this and I'm humbled.... Thanx so much!!
While most of the stuff i post is finished product ... heres a time-lapse of the Chrysler #pacificaPlayZone area That is now on tour with the #NAIAS autoshow2016 and is the background of the new vehicle and its new functions.... Thanx George P. Johnson Experience Marketing for letting me live in their space for a couple of days and enjoy the Biggest spray room EVER!!! (Thanx so Much Barry & Sean... U guys made this awesome!!)
Here's a small clip from what was done down in #Miami at #artbaselMiami when i collaborated w/ FIAT USA X Revolt TV and had a BLAST with #VJ Hanna rad while actually painting a #Fiat #500x live while a party was set around the whole deal! Enjoy! #CiaoBaby #Shades
What a great start for #2016 .... With the collaboration with really cool people in this city!! #Detroit ... The #DetroitDonates meters that I designed will be placed in 14 locations (many more to come) around the metro area for Donations to the #Homeless ... I'm so #Honored and #humbled to be involved with a project that is really close to home and something I truly believe in!! #Thankful #Blessed Stay Tuned to more updates and locations as the numbers are growing for demand!! #shadesdet #Graffiti #Aerosolart
Graphite Meters raising money for the homeless and panhandling in Detroit. These meters can also be customized to your company brand.... #DetroitDonates
20 locations across downtown Detroit coming very soon. ™@tompaps #shadesdet #aerosolart #Detroit #DetroitDonates #Homeless #Charity #GoodCause ™@shadesdet