Lot Details

"Mirror Mirror" is a rare, early mixed media work on paper by the street art collaborative FAILE. Featuring the stark, eclectic sensibility that characterizes much of their early art, this monochromatic composition depicts a female pin-up with a skeleton face, surrounded by an array of collage-like elements and words. The group treated their substrates irreverently in the early days of their collaborations, and all creases, tears, and stains are original to the artists. The work has been kept loosely rolled in a tube since it was purchased in 2006. It is a uneditioned (written) edition of about 20-25 pieces, all uniquely hand altered. The work measures 44 x 30 inches (111.8 x 76.2 cm).

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The seller has recorded the following condition for this lot:
Surface Soiling
Overall Yes
Date: Unavailable – contact Specialist for details
Notes: Staining original to the artists
Water Damage or Warping
Overall Yes
Date: Unavailable – contact Specialist for details
Notes: Creases, indentations, and rippling/warping original to the artists

Definition Key
Image The central image area, composition, or focal point; the area inside the margins/plate marks.
Margin Areas bordering the central image, outside the plate marks, or the perimeter area.
Edge The farthest edge of the object.
Verso The reverse/back of the object.

Minor An existing condition which generally does not involve risk of loss.
Moderate Noticeable damage, increasing in severity and/or size; should be monitored or corrected by a conservator.
Major Distinct, recognizable damage; the stability of the work is questionable and risk is a factor. Requires the attention of a conservator.
Extreme Advanced and severe damage; work is insecure and at great risk.

  • Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC; Private collection, United States
"Wall Snatchers," Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC, February 23-March 26, 2006
  • Pickup Location: DC, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 44 x 30 in. (111.76 x 76.2 cm.)
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