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Sub Rosa (Shimmering Red), 2012

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Lot 44
Hand-embellished screenprint in color on Lenox 100 paper
38.0 x 25.0 in (96.5 x 63.5 cm)
Edition of 18
Signed and embossed on recto; dated and numbered on verso


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The work of street art duo FAILE is typically constructed from found, appropriated imagery and blurs the boundaries between high and low culture. Drawing on the aesthetics of vintage pin-ups, the print features two female figures—one human, one mermaid—passionately embracing, surrounded by various slogans. FAILE conceived the original painting on which the print is based as a mockery of anti-gay bigotry.

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FAILE is an artist collaboration pronounced “fail” that is comprised of Patrick McNeil (Canadian, b. 1975) and Patrick Miller (American, b. 1976). The duo began working together in 1999 and are known for their multimedia works that encompass iconography from mass-culture. FAILE is recognized for its contributions to street art and performance pieces, which involve the audience. FAILE has produced works for the Tate Modern (2008) and New York City Ballet (2013), among others. The duo works and lives in Brooklyn, New York.