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.