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Los Angeles de Faile, 2011

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Lot 4
Hand-pressed gold foil on 290gsm Coventry Rag paper
36.0 x 24.0 in (91.4 x 61.0 cm)
Edition of 50
Signed and inscribed on recto; stamped on verso


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FAILE is globally known for reimagining graphics and text from popular culture to explore the contrasting dualities of urban life. Here, the artists have created a collage of original advertisements in gold foil, reminiscent of vintage newspaper ads, to make a statement about modern consumerism and the Hollywood lifestyle.

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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.