Os Gêmeos - Under the Influence New York Friday, March 7, 2014 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    The Luggage Store, San Francisco
    New Image Art, Los Angeles
    Private Collection
    New York, Phillips de Pury & Company, Under the Influence, March 31, 2008, lot 177
    Private Collection
    New York, Phillips de Pury & Company, SATURDAY@PHILLIPS, April 25, 2009, lot 339
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    San Francisco, The Luggage Store, PAVIL - OS GÊMEOS, February – March, 2003, then traveled to Los Angeles, New Image Art (March 7 – April 5, 2003)

  • Literature

    PAVIL – OS GÊMEOS, exh. cat., The Luggage Store and RVCA, San Francisco, 2003, n.p.

  • 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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acrylic, silk roses, staple, metal brackets, wooden box
7 x 9 x 4 1/4 in. (17.8 x 22.9 x 10.8 cm.)
Inscribed in pixação on the reverse.

$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $18,750

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Benjamin Godsill
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Under the Influence

New York Auction 7 March 2014 2pm