Os Gêmeos - BRIC Theme Sale London Friday, April 23, 2010 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, United Kingdom; New Image Art, Los Angeles

  • Exhibited

    San Francisco, The Luggage Store, Pavil, February 2003

  • Literature

    Exhibition catalogue, Pavil, The Luggage Store: San Francisco, 2003, pp 39 and 41

  • 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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(i) Untitled (Peephole) (ii) Untitled (Yellow Box)

Acrylic, metallic paint and graphite on found wood.
(i) 50.5 × 18.5 × 6.5 cm (19 7/8 × 7 1/4 × 2 1/2 in); (ii) 31.1 × 28.56 × 9.8 cm (12 1/4 × 11 1/4 × 38 7/8 in).

£4,000 - 6,000 

Sold for £10,625

BRIC Theme Sale

23-24 April 2010