FAILE

London Black and Gold No. 2

  • medium Acrylic and spray paint on canvas
  • edition 1
  • size 24.00w x 24.00h in
  • created 2007
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Notes

COA: This work comes with a certificate of Authenticity from West Chelsea Contemporary.
Exhibition History: From Brooklyn with Love, Lazarides Gallery, London, March 9-April 6, 2007

Additional Info: Referencing the aura of modern London with shimmering black and gold, set against their moniker stenciled, they craft a nostalgic image of comedy, tragedy, and ancient religions amalgamated. A headless, masculine figure wearing a pleated robe on the left, tonally split, holds weaponry pointed towards the letters “Faile,” which drip with paint moving downwards below, while a feminine figure on the right appears to be crying with her hand on her face, like in a Picasso, theatrical Greek, or any Descent from the Cross scene. Ambiguous and mysterious, this aged drama when combined with a pictorial sense of 60s-era gloss, functions as a deepening of contemporary commercial culture, into infinitely emotional territory.