Os Gemeos: The Other Side Lithograph
The Other Side by Os Gemeos
The first print by the Brazilian brothers Os Gemeos entitled The Other Side was released by 99 Prints. The 8 layer Colour Lithograph measuring 65 x 105 cm (approximately 25.5 x 41 inches) retailed for €3,350 (approximately $4,577.00) and quickly sold out. If you were not one of the lucky 99 you can find a few on the secondary market.
The limited edition runs sold through 99Prints are made in Paris at a printshop founded in 1852 using the same century-old litho presses that Picasso, Matisse and Chagall used to create their masterpieces. Os Gemeos joins a list of Contemporary artist such as Jean-Michel Alberola, Sophie Calle, JR, Paul McCarthy and David Lynch who bring traditional techniques to a modern audience.
Influenced by Hip Hop and Brazilian folklore, Os Gemeos’ work is a commentary on São Paulo’s social and political circumstances. Through the yellow-skinned characters emanating from the twin’s dreams, Os Gemeos create works that are instantly identifiable.