Os Gêmeos on Coney Island

Blog, New York Cityon October 7th, 20101 Comment

A few weeks ago, I went with my roommates to Coney Island, where we ate Nathans hot dogs and walked the boardwalk. I begged the girls to ride the famous Cyclone or the Wonder Wheel, but they weren’t interested.

I was excited, however, to see a giant Os Gêmeos mural right outside the Coney Island subway stop. I’ve always loved their work, which was featured for a while at the corner of Houston and Bowery, so it was exciting to see another large-scale mural in New York.

Os Gêmeos is comprised of two identical twin brothers from Brazil. Their work is sometimes as simple as tags and as complicated as entire murals, like the commissioned one on Bowery.

Although the paint is peeling a bit and the colors might have faded, the Coney Island mural is definitely one of my favorites I’ve seen from these artists.

One Response to “Os Gêmeos on Coney Island”

  1. Frightening New Mural on Houston and Bowery says:

    [...] brothers Os Gêmeos took its place. (If you have been reading this blog for any time, you know how much I adore them.) This was then whitewashed and replaced with a Shepard Fairey mural (he of the OBEY cult following [...]

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