OS GEMEOS - CLOSE ENCOUNTERS "Close Encounters" by OS GEMEOS, released in 2016 by 99 Prints, Paris Signed and numbered in pencil. Limited edition of 99, individually numbered of /99 17-color lithograph printed, with old Marinoni machines 28.5" x 38" (72cm x 96cm) on 270gsm white BFK Rives paper PERFECT CONDITION; PROFESSIONALLY FRAMED TO EXCEPTIONAL STANDARD AND HUNG AWAY FROM SUNLIGHT Proof of provenance will be sent with the piece ABOUT OS GEMEOS ('THE TWINS') Os Gêmeos (Portuguese for The Twins; born 1974 in São Paulo, Brazil as Otavio and Gustavo Pandolfo) are graffiti artists and identical twin brothers. They started painting graffiti in 1987 and gradually became a main influence in the local scene, helping to define Brazil's own style. Their work often features yellow-skinned characters - taken from the yellow tinge both of the twins have in their dreams - but is otherwise diverse and ranges from tags to complicated murals.
Subjects range from family portraits to commentary on São Paulo's social and political circumstances, as well as Brazilian folklore. Their graffiti style was influenced by both traditional hip hop style and the Brazilian culture. Their work involves complicated murals, family portraits, commentary on Sao Paulos social and political circumstances, and even Brazilian folklores. Os Gemeos are known worldwide and have done various large scaled public commissioned works, often in the form of large murals as well as exhibitions in cities such as New York, Mumbai, Berlin, Milan and Hong Kong. Os Gemeos have done collaborations with Banksy, JR, Lady Aiko, Retna and many other famous artists.
They have displayed their work at the Tate Modern London, The Boston Institute of Contemporary Art, Art Basel Hong Kong and many, many more. The visibility and popularity of the art of Os Gemeos has increasingly led to commercial success. In 2013, they collaborated with luxury brand L0uis Vuitton to design a scarf.
They also painted an airplane for the major Brazilian airline GOL which flew the Brazilian national team during the 2014 Football World cup. ABOUT THE PRINT This is their latest and only second print. And is obviously very limited to ONLY 99 in the whole world.It has been hand crafted in Paris, France in an artisan printing setting which dates back to 1852 and uses exactly the same century-old Maroni litho presses that Picasso, Matisse and Chagall used to create their masterpieces. It is very rare artwork piece and a great visual print with a major future investment value, along the same lines as a Banksy print, but obviously different in style. The item "OS GEMEOS CLOSE ENCOUNTERS LIMITED EDITION SIGNED MINT 99 PRINTS STREET ARTISTS" is in sale since Monday, July 31, 2017. This item is in the category "Art\Art Prints". The seller is "harrow2015" and is located in Kellyville, NSW. This item can be shipped worldwide.