Os Gêmeos - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session New York Thursday, May 10, 2018 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Galería Parra & Romero, Madrid
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Catalogue Essay

    “The characters and atmospheres which we create in our paintings are, on one hand, related to people which move about our world and, on the other hand, the world of fantasy. Throughout the years, our painting has lead us to search for our roots, the culture which we came from, that which we live in, and that which surrounds us."
    Os Gêmeos

  • 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, spray paint and sequins on wood
78 1/2 x 78 3/4 in. (199.4 x 200 cm.)
Executed in 2008, this work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

$100,000 - 150,000 

Sold for $106,250

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session

New York Auction 16 May 2018