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  • Provenance

    Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo
    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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Property From a Distinguished Brazilian Collection

3

Untitled

mixed media on wood doors
83 7/8 x 68 1/8 in. (213 x 173 cm)
Painted in 2009, this work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by Galeria Fortes Vilaça.

Estimate
$120,000 - 180,000 

Sold for $310,000

Contact Specialist
Kaeli Deane
Head of Sale, Latin American Art
New York
+1 212 940 1352

Latin America

New York Auction 22 November 2016