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  • Provenance

    Deitch Projects, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Artist Biography

    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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It is Supposed to be Raining But.....

signed with the artist's initials 'OG' on the reverse
acrylic and spray paint on wood
250 x 250 x 15 cm (98 3/8 x 98 3/8 x 5 7/8 in.)
Painted in 2008.

Estimate
£40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for £100,000

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 26 June 2018