The House of Maria

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  • Provenance

    Deitch Projects, New York
    Private Collection, New York

  • Artist Bio

    Os Gêmeos

    Brazilian • 1974

    Born Otavio and Gustavo Pandolfo, Os Gêmeos ('The Twins') are graffiti artists from São Paulo whose style is influenced by both Brazilian tradition and hip hop culture. Their work often features yellow-skinned figures but is otherwise diverse, ranging from interpretations of Brazilian folklore to social and political commentary. With the advent of American hip hop culture in Brazil in the late 1980s, the identical twins became interested in breakdancing. This led them to begin emulating New York graffiti art they had seen in photos before starting to consciously incorporate elements of Brazilian culture into their art and develop their own style. Their creative output graces walls across the world, from Scotland to Los Angeles, and also includes sculptures and installations.

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The House of Maria

2007
acrylic, latex and spray paint and light on wooden door
225.4 x 86.4 x 22.2 cm (88 3/4 x 34 x 8 3/4 in)

Estimate
£60,000 - 80,000 Ω

sold for £79,250

Contemporary Art Day

15 February 2013
London