They abstractly employed the visual themes of their graffiti art to explore new ground.
This auction was also the highest bid ever obtained in France for a work of graffiti art.
By 1976, Lee was a legend, working in the shadow, leaving huge pieces of graffiti art across the subway system.
The show was a success, and the vogue for graffiti art helped him secure exhibitions in Europe as well.
And why does graffiti art always have to be blocky lettering?
"I'm trying to bridge my style of fine art and graffiti art," he says.
And all this graffiti art is supposed to be cutting edge and telling truth to power, right?
In the mid-1980s, aged nine or ten, he became familiar with graffiti art through a cousin, who was interested in it.
His drawing style is influenced by the graffiti art and the Hip hop culture.
He was involved in different illegal graffiti art all over Makati City.