Os Gemeos

14-Story Luxury Tower Planned for Chrystie Street Corridor

Posted December 13, 2017 at 5:06 am

Once again, art was employed as precursor to demolition. In this case, it was JR and Os Gemeos as it relates to 199 Chrystie Street, an old tenement walk-up that’s been slated for a gold-crusted makeover. Both this building and its immediate neighbor to the north are slated for destruction in the coming months to […]

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Nearly a Decade Later, Faded Ad for ‘The Ludlow’ is Eclipsed by Development

Last modified November 14, 2017 at 9:07 pm

It was late 2008 when The Ludlow first opened its doors, ushering in an era of luxury living in Hell Square. The upscale rental development – arguably the first of its kind in this three-by-three block area – entered the scene just as area hyper-gentrification began to spiral out of control. Around that time, too, this […]

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5-Story Os Gemeos Mural Disappears Behind Rising Residential Construction

Posted May 8, 2017 at 5:12 am

After a two-year reign, the Os Gemeos B-Boy mural on 2nd Avenue is disappearing into history. Covered up by the rising residential development on its backside. It’s the second mural by the Brazilian twin artists to be hidden by speculation. The other, of course, being their 2009 painting on the original graffiti wall slab at East Houston […]

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Os Gemeos Portrait Now Watching Over Allen Street

Posted October 6, 2016 at 5:11 am

Os Gemeos is no stranger to the Lower East Side. The Brazilian brothers – identical twins Otavio and Gustavo Pandolfo – have hit the area with several murals over the years, including the Bowery Graffiti Wall and a boombox-toting B-boy on Second Avenue. Now the duo is immortalized in portrait above Allen Street. Nascent street […]

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Os Gemeos Completes New B-Boy Mural on 2nd Avenue

Posted August 17, 2015 at 5:10 am

Os Gemeos completed another epic mural in the East Village over the weekend. The Brazilian artists – twin brothers – spent the end of last week on a boom lift painting one of their token characters on the southerly facade of 26 Second Avenue. The art is no doubt hip-hop influenced. This dude looks like […]

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Os Gemeos Paints Enormous Mural Above Vacant 2nd Avenue Gas Station

Posted August 14, 2015 at 5:16 am

Never to back down from going huge, muralist brothers Os Gemeos have done it again. A week after a small collaboration with JR on Chrystie Street, the Brazilian twins headed up the bend for an enormous piece featuring one of their token characters. Right at the northeast corner of Second Avenue and East First Street. […]

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Os Gemeos x JR Collaboration Spotted on Chrystie Street

Last modified August 8, 2015 at 1:45 pm

Os Gemeos artwork really hasn’t been seen much in these parts since 2009, when twin brothers Otavio and Gustavo Pandolfo painted the OG Bowery graffiti wall. Before it was encased in a Pink Floyd-esque white-box wall (said mural is still preserved). The artists are in town this week as part of the LISA Project’s “LoMan […]

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The LISA Project Inaugurates the 1st Annual ‘LoMan Mural Festival’ Today

Posted August 5, 2015 at 10:22 am

Today marks the inaugural kickoff of the LoMan Art Festival. Presented by the Little Italy Street Art Project, the event brings a bunch of big names (Ron English, Os Gemeos, Beau Stanton, Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, TATS CRU, LUDO, Solus) and new murals to Lower Manhattan. Blank store gates and walls – in over twenty-one different neighborhoods – will be fresh with spray paint […]

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Os Gemeos Mural on the Bowery is Back Behind the Plywood

Posted October 16, 2014 at 5:10 am

So much for the Os Gemeos mural remaining in public view on the Bowery. Contractors erected another perimeter fence on Monday as construction continues on the adjacent plot. The mural from 2009 had been re-unveiled in mid-September for a “limited time only.” Likely as a reminder that the graffiti wall was still relevant. That timeframe […]

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Hidden Os Gemeos Mural from 2009 Returns to the Bowery Graffiti Wall

Posted October 1, 2014 at 6:00 am

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 […]

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