Os Gêmeos - Modern & Contemporary Art: Evening & Day Sale London Thursday, June 27, 2024 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Lehman Maupin, London
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2018

  • 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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Irie Voice

media player, USB drive, amplifier and mixed media on​ wood, in 38 parts
259.1 x 299.7 x 61 cm (102 x 117 7/8 x 24 in.)
Executed in 2016.

This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

£70,000 - 100,000 

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Modern & Contemporary Art: Evening & Day Sale

London Auction 27 June 2024