Os Gêmeos - Contemporary Art Day Sale London Wednesday, October 15, 2014 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    de Pury & Luxembourg, Zürich

  • Exhibited

    Zürich, de Pury & Luxembourg, Waking Up Nights, 17 February -17 March 2007

  • Catalogue Essay

    "Brazil is a hot-blooded country where, as they say, 'one doesn’t need much to be happy.' In keeping with this way of life, we learned to improvise: a serious problem can turn into a joke, jokes can turn into problems. Ours is a country in which people have learned to do much with very little. To improvise is the best way to make art." 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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O Homem que pescon a Sereia de Labelos de ouro

mixed media on wood
250 x 300 x 14 cm (98 3/8 x 118 1/8 x 5 1/2 in.)

£50,000 - 70,000 

Sold for £80,500

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Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 16 October 2014 2pm