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Lot 180

Faile & Lyle Owerko, 'Boombox Illusions' signed lithographic poster

This work was born out of a collaboration between legendary New York street artists Faile and heralded American photographer Lyle Owerko. A bold pop-meets-street-art piece born out of Owerko's heralded Boombox Project and frenetic …

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Signed by both artists
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Lyle Owerko Boombox photograph in conjunction with Faile
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Faile and Lyle Owerko

Street artists to their core, Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller make up FAILE, an artistic collaborative whose kinetic, image-saturated paintings, prints, sculptures, and installations have been enlivening public spaces and city and gallery walls since the turn of the 21st century. Though they are busy with exhibitions and public commissions across America and abroad, they remain focused on the street, where their work first appeared as stickers, posters, and stenciled images. Democratic and urban, FAILE is influenced by manga and the rhythm of city life, as evidenced by the mash-up of comic book and cartoon characters, advertising and propaganda slogans, bright patterns and colors, and historical and pop cultural references animating their work. With the same savvy wit that infuses their compositions, Faile claims that their name refers to the notion that “you could Faile to succeed.”

Selected exhibitions
2020
Off the WallsDanysz Gallery
2017
Faile: SIZE OF THE FIGHTLibrary Street Collective
2013
New York City Ballet Art Series Presents FAILENew York City Ballet
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Lyle Owerko and Faile signed 'Boombox Illusions', 2018

Offset lithograph
27 × 34 in
68.6 × 86.4 cm
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Lot 180

Faile & Lyle Owerko, 'Boombox Illusions' signed lithographic poster

This work was born …

Medium
Signature
Signed by both artists
Series
Lyle Owerko Boombox photograph in conjunction with Faile
Publisher
Faile and Lyle Owerko

Street artists to their core, Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller make up FAILE, an artistic collaborative whose kinetic, image-saturated paintings, prints, sculptures, and installations have been enlivening public spaces and city and gallery walls since the turn of the 21st century. Though they are busy with exhibitions and public commissions across America and abroad, they remain focused on the street, where their work first appeared as stickers, posters, and stenciled images. Democratic and urban, FAILE is influenced by manga and the rhythm of city life, as evidenced by the mash-up of comic book and cartoon characters, advertising and propaganda slogans, bright patterns and colors, and historical and pop cultural references animating their work. With the same savvy wit that infuses their compositions, Faile claims that their name refers to the notion that “you could Faile to succeed.”

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