Os Gemeos, Boston Mural

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Title: Os Gemeos, Boston Mural
Photo Credit: Geoff Hargadon
Lead Artist(s):

Contributing Artist(s):
Gustavo Pandolfo
http://www.osgemeos.com.br

Description:

As part of an exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, the Brazilian artists Gustavo and Otavio Pandolfo (known as Os Gemeos), created a temporary, monumental public mural on the Rose Kennedy Greenway in downtown Boston, MA. Their imagery draws on dreams as well as their everyday lives, especially the color and chaos of the urban environment. The artists have skillfully taken into account the curved roof of the Dewey Square Intake Structure, as well as the surrounding skyscrapers, informing the shape of the giant figure that appears to have squeezed himself between the towering buildings, peering out at the busy city life unfolding below. In his review in the Boston Globe, Sebastian Smee, describes the success of the artwork: “It takes possession of its site so confidently and, in doing so, completely transforms it… this is an intervention that feels entirely unexpected and frankly joyous. It stirs the heart and, in its play with color and scale, it’s wonderfully witty.” The artwork was painted on site over the course of nine days using only aerosol spray paint and stencils. Located on the Rose Kennedy Greenway across from South Station, Boston’s transportation hub, the mural is a gateway to the city adding color and energy to the stark financial district and prompting dialogue and interaction amongst a diverse audience of viewers. On display through September of 2013, the mural is fondly referred to as "The Giant of Boston".

PROJECT LOCATION

Wall
Rose Kennedy Greenway across from South Station, Boston’s transportation hub
185 Kneeland Street, 2nd floor
Boston, 2111
United States

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PROJECT TEAM

Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy
The Institue of Contempoary Art, Boston
Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy
Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston
Pedro Alonzo
PROJECT DETAILS

Temporary
$35,000
under $50K
Percent-for-Art
Mural
Painting
Paint (aerosol), stencil
2012
2013
VIDEOS

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