Hidden Os Gemeos Mural from 2009 Returns to the Bowery Graffiti Wall
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Yesterday evening, the Bowery graffiti wall reverted to its circa 2009 state. Property owner Goldman Properties re-unveiled the Os Gemeos mural that has been obscured for the last five years. Scaffolding and blue tarps fell away to reveal that the color is still very much intact. The artwork of twins Otavio and Gustavo Pandolfo will remain on display for the next month, at which point another artist is planned.
Motivation behind this highly-publicized move seems simple enough. Goldman Properties needs to keep the graffiti wall relevent while construction is underway next door. Os Gemeos will again entertain the shutterbugs while construction continues next door. That project is two-story commercial building that’ll offer 2,928 square-feet of space.
Goldman has owned the wall since 2004. The rotating series of murals began four years later, ushered in by a Keith Haring reproduction on what would’ve been his 50th birthday. A larger encasement of the wall followed, which allowed for the preservation of Os Gemeos.