Antonio "Shades" Agee has been a Detroiter since birth, not only that he has been an active artist and community member of the Detroit area. With a Father who was a Jazz musician, listening to acts from Nat "King" Cole to Frank Sinatra, Agee was exposed to the arts at a young age. He initially started painting the streets when "graffiti" was not even a house hold name and no where to be found in the city. Through the love of the art, Agee traveled around the country and world to learn and hone his skills, while learning to produce graffiti by commission and "legal" contracts. Starting from the early 1990's, "Shades" Agee created an extensive resume for himself leading up to the present day. "Shades" has racked up a vast catalogue of impressive work by involving himself in custom murals for movies and canvases for the likes of Chrysler, Ford, Universal Studios,Quicken loans,The Movement Det/Torino and Fiat Motors US/Europe,. "Shades" has two pieces archived at the Detroit Institute of Arts and have exhibited at C-Pop Gallery, Motor Gallery, and has 2 permanent installations at M.S.U.ʼs Holden hall. "Shades" has a dedicated clientele nationally to internationally that collects his works on almost anything he puts his hands on including: purses, dresses, dolls, etc. In addition, Juventus F.C.requested Agee to paint 3 canvases live during a charity event in Italy (27,000 fans). With a substantial background history in the "streets" and honorable up-bringing, "Shades" has established himself as one of the Original Graffiti artist in the city of Detroit!! For more information please visit www.shadesdet.com
Specialties: Spray paint , Airbrush and all around artist.
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.
I'm Happy to say the first wave of design your own #shadesdet sweats are up and waiting for your orders. You can custom design with several "Shades" known logos and caricatures.... front/back/color and size just for you!!! I'm honored and a percentage of the purchase will go to a local non profit that benefits children in art education..... Thanx so much for your support in advance! #detroit #graffiti #honored #blessed you can order online at. http://www.mylocker.net/my/shop/inspired-by-detroit/index.html
Great time on Sunset in LA with my family FIAT USA and Rolling Stone for the kickoff party in sunny Cali.... Here's the play by play pics of the 10x12ft mural done live at the event. (Pics: Donavan Glover)
This cow will have a new look once I'm done. I'm so happy and honored to be apart of this project that will have different cows all around the city that are sponsored by people for a great Cause to fight a horrific and sad disease -Cancer- Thanx to the good people at #ACSMootown STAY TUNED!!!
Small Plates Detroit asked me to design and brand their restaurant with a detroit feel. I was honored and did so.... I equipped the FIAT USA with paint and headed over... In 2days... This is what came about.