Houston Street and the Bowery
Goldman Properties and Deitch Projects presented a new project by Os Gemeos for the wall at the corner of Houston Street and Bowery, made famous by Keith Haring’s 1982 mural. In recognition of the 50th anniversary of Keith Haring’s birth, Keith Haring’s 1982 mural was recreated in Fall 2008 as the first project in an ongoing mural program for the wall. Os Gemeos, the influential street artists from Brazil, were chosen to produce the second mural project.
Os Gemeos are Gustavo and Otavio Pandolfo, identical twin brothers whose pseudonym means “the twins” in Portuguese. They were born in Sao Paulo in 1974 where their work first became known, and are embraced by the local community. Their work is now visible on the streets and in museums around the world.
The mural blended ideas from the artist’s daily life with the fantasy or “ludico” world where the recognizable was harmonically blended with the abstract. The work conveyed their vision of day-to-day life, simple scenes that were sensually rich. The artists were interested in what lies inside of people, beneath the surface. Characters were often seen emerging from hiding places and trap doors with secret moments to discover. They are influenced by folklore and music culture, creating characters that are reflections of both local customs and the urban sprawl which mimic the contradictions of the world around them. However, in their words, “we only report scenes from a magic, love and real place that live inside us, a real dream, the scene of our own universe.”
March 8 - 11, 2018
We will present a special solo project by the artist JR.
Image: JR, Migrants, Walking New York City, 2015
April - May 2018
18 Wooster Street
76 Grand Street
New York, NY 10013
Monday – Friday
10 AM – 6 PM
Tuesday – Saturday
Noon – 6 PM
The gallery reopens with People in April 2018.
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