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Os Gemeos Back in Town

By - Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

The twins are back in NYC with their older brother Arnaldo and VLOK Crew member Cojo. They’ve nearly completed a spectacular mural in a Chelsea schoolyard. Twelve Ounce’s AKA Allen Benedikt conceived the project and worked for over a year to pull it off with support from P.S.11’s art-appreciative principal, Robert Bender, NYC’s Department of Education, Montana paint and Nike. As an added attraction, Futura is making a cameo appearance spray painting and stenciling the pattern on the shirt of the gigantic character. The figure wears pants composed of creatively colored world flags expressing the mural’s theme of international unity. The humongous wall required 80 foot lifts for the artists. Because of safety issues, bystanders must take their photos and chat with the twins from outside the fence. As someone who is tired of seeing buildings covered with oversized vinyl advertising banners, I hope this beautiful new wall will kick off a long-overdue, city sponsored artist mural movement.

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