Os Gêmeos - Contemporary Art Day Sale London Thursday, February 14, 2013 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Mirko Reisser (DAIM), Hamburg
    Private Collection, France

  • Exhibited

    Hamburg, Post am Stephansplatz, Eingang Postsortierhalle, Gorch-Fock Wall 1, Urban Discipline 2001, 12–18 June 2001

  • Literature

    Mirko Reisser, Gerrit Peters, Heiko Zahlmann, Urban Discipline 2001 Graffiti-Art, Hamburg, 2001

  • 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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spray paint and acrylic on canvas
150.5 x 80.5 cm (59 1/4 x 31 3/4 in)

£35,000 - 45,000 

Contemporary Art Day Sale

15 February 2013