OSGEMEOS - 20th c. and Contemporary Art Day Sale - Afternoon Session New York Tuesday, December 8, 2020 | Phillips

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  • OSGEMEOS’s Dentro do arcoiris, e assim (within the Rainbow), 2010, is an iconic large-scale work that the artists assembled through the partial recycling of earlier works that were exhibited at Deitch Projects, New York in 2008 and then in Vertigem in 2010 - a four-stop traveling exhibition in Brazil. 

    Inhabited by the artists’ signature yellow figures, that arise from the idiosyncrasy of the Brazilian streets, where they first began their artistic journey, as well as hip-hop culture and American graffiti from the 1990s, the present work was the centerpiece of their mid-career retrospective at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston in 2012. The inclusion of everyday objects in this work are a nod to Pop-Art and constructivism, which marks the seminal development of the new direction in their most recent works. 


    Property from the Tiroche DeLeon Collection 

    Serge Tiroche co-founded the Tiroche DeLeon Collection in 2011, and with a unique combination of intuition and extensive knowledge, he was able to amass one of the strongest contemporary art collections of works by Latin American artists.   

    Over the last ten years, Serge Tiroche has been travelling to Latin America, acquiring remarkable works of art, guided not only by his own keen taste, talent and timing, but also by relying on a very meticulous process that involves continuous research and a deep understanding of the history of the continent, as well as in the development of personal relationships with artists, galleries and other cultural institutions. Through the creation of this well-respected and influential collection, Tiroche has also provided broader exposure for these artists, introducing their work to a larger, international audience. 

    Representing an expansive and diverse selection of the most influential artists actively working in Latin America today, a few of the esteemed names that constitute this important collection include Abraham Cruz Villegas, OSGEMEOS, Adrian Villar Rojas, Leandro Erlich and Vik Muniz.   The selection of works currently on offer from the collection is representative of both well-established and more emerging artists. Working with everyday objects in a manner that intersects distinct movements like Pop art and Art Povera, these varied works heighten our perception and elicit an appreciation of our own experiences. If there is one point around which these artists may be brought together, it is that each of them approaches their work as a field of exploration, suggesting that art offers a unique way of discovering our relationship to the world, a theme that resonates today perhaps more than ever.

    • Provenance

      Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo
      Acquired from the above by the present owner

    • Exhibited

      New York, Deitch Projects, Too Far Too Close, June 28 - August 9, 2008 (exhibited unfinished)
      Sâo Paolo, Museu de Arte Brasileira da FAAP; Curitiba, Museo Oscar Niemeyer; Sâo Paolo, Museu de arte Brasiliera; Rio de Janeiro, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil; Brasília, CCB Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, OSGEMEOS: Vertigem, October 25, 2008 - May 16, 2010
      Liceu de Artes e Ofícios de São Paulo, Paralela - A Contemplaçâo do mundo, September 22 - November 28, 2010
      Boston, Institute of Contemporary Art, Os Gêmeos, August 1 – November 25, 2012
      Miami, Mana Wynwood, Everything you are I am not: Latin American contemporary art from the Tiroche DeLeon Collection, December 3, 2015 - January 6, 2016
      Jersey City, Mana Contemporary, Everything You Are I am Not: Latin American Contemporary Art from the Tiroche DeLeon Collection, May 1 – August 1, 2016

    • Literature

      Ted Loos, "The Writing on the Wall: Twin Graffiti Artists Os Gêmeos Arrive at Boston's ICA", Vogue, July 30, 2012, online (illustrated)
      Christopher Schmidt, "Writing on the Wall", Time Magazine, August 13, 2012, online
      Eunju Park, Collector, Seoul, 2015, p. 337 (illustrated)
      "The Cream of the Crop At Art Basel", Miami Herald, December 6, 2015, cover (illustrated)
      Tatiane Schilaro, "Summer Therapy: New York Loves Brazilian Art Right Now, If These Thirty-Five Artists Showing This Season Are Any Indication", New City Brasil, August 4, 2016, online (illustrated)

Property from the Tiroche DeLeon Collection


Dentro do arco-iris, é assim (Within the Rainbow)

mixed media on wood
82 7/8 x 202 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. (210.5 x 514.4 x 19.1 cm)
Executed in 2010.

Full Cataloguing

$150,000 - 200,000 

Sold for $157,500

Contact Specialist

Rebekah Bowling
Head of Day Sale, Afternoon Session
New York

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20th c. and Contemporary Art Day Sale - Afternoon Session

New York 8 December 2020