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  • Provenance

    Lazarides Gallery, London

  • Catalogue Essay

    From the streets to the canvas, artist collective Faile have been producing original and impacting artwork since 1999. Whether a wheatpasted screenprint poster onto the sidewalks of Brooklyn or London's East End, Faile's recognizable combination of self-appropriated graphic elements combine together to produce a small piece of urban art within itself. Their work varies upon application sometimes placed directly into the urban environment, sometimes created for the user to take home under his arm, sometimes pieced together for fine art purposes. It is through their collective flexibility and factory like procedure that has seen Faile's popularity grow worldwide making their name and the subjects within their art grow so significantly.
    "The notion of duality is evident in Faile's work – Love / Hate, Peace / War,Violence / Beauty, expressed through juxtaposition of visuals, language and symbols. Faile's current paintings are inspired by their work on the streets over the years, carefully investigating the way layering, weathering and natural wear create a distinct visual language that is expressed through their paintings."(Irvine Contemporary, Faile bio, 2006)

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Shanghai 18

2006
Acrylic and screenprint on canvas.
183 x 183 cm.(72 x 72 in).

Signed, titled and dated ‘Faile CHINA 2006 8/18' on the reverse.

Estimate
£40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for £103,250

Contemporary Art Evening Sale

29 June 2008, 5pm
London