signed and dated 2010 on the reverse acrylic and screenprint on wood panel
35 3/4 by 27 in. 90.8 by 68.6 cm.
Provenance Opera Gallery, New York Acquired directly from the above by the present owner in 2010
Consisting of two Patricks, McNeil and Miller, art collective FAILE was formed in 1999. Their influences are diverse and various, including early 20th Century European collagists Mimmo Rotella and Jacques Villeglé and American Pop icons Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. Although their early output was dominated by street art, generally involving wheatpaste or stencil works, they quickly made the transition to gallery shows, retaining their unmistakeable style in the process. In 2008 FAILE joined five other Urban artists in the Tate Modern show Street Art, creating a striking 240 square foot image of a Native American, which was completed in sections before being installed on the exterior walls of London's premier contemporary space. More recent high profile projects have included 2010's Temple, a life-size recreation of a ruined church constructed from ceramic, marble, bronze, cast iron, steel, limestone, and mosaic in Lisbon's Praça dos Restauradores Square.
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