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07.10.15 Aymann Ismail

On Friday, Brooklyn-based art duo Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller, better known as FAILE, opened a comprehensive exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum. Entitled “Savage/Sacred Young Minds,” the showcase includes new art alongside nods to the past such as the Temple and The FAILE & BÄST Deluxx Fluxx Arcade. These prominent installations, which the press release […]

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03.24.14 Bucky Turco & Matt T. Harvey

(UPDATED 3-25) In the latest twist to semi-anonymous sticker bomber BNE’s already confounding Saturday t-shirt launch—originally heralded as a “collaboration between BNE and Banksy”—BNE has admitted that street art fans who plunked down $80 for the still blank t-shirt in the hopes of snagging a piece of art history, had “NOT purchase[d] a Banksy t-shirt.” […]

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12.04.13 Aymann Ismail

Last night, the “Faile Bast Deluxx Fluxx Arcade Presented by Perrier™” opened to the public in Miami Beach. ANIMAL stopped by just before the opening to check out the games. They were on and they were loud. In a room covered with Faile collages, the refurbished machines offered a variety of amusements, like joy-stick powered brass knuckles for […]

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11.27.13 Aymann Ismail

“We grew up going to old arcades,” Patrick Miller of Brooklyn-based art duo Faile tells ANIMAL at their studio in Greenpoint. For their upcoming collaboration with Bast — a pop-up Deluxx Fluxx in Miami (Dec 3-7), the artists gutted, re-loaded and transformed vintage arcade games and pinball machines into a playable, sound-based and sculptural works of art. From Faile tokens […]

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09.10.13 Bucky Turco

As we reported, Faile  — with an assist from Colossal Media — was commissioned to create a giant mural in Hell’s Kitchen. As of today, it’s finished. Elements of the mural reference the building’s rich musical history, including the word “Imagine” up top. 321 West 44th Street is the original location of the Record Plant, a legendary […]

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09.06.13 Bucky Turco

The ever-busy, Brooklyn-based art collective known as Faile was commissioned to do a massive mural on the entire side of a building in Hell’s Kitchen. Faile tells ANIMAL they created the design and that the masters of hand painting big stuff, Colossal Media, will be doing the execution–like the outdoor advertising company did with Greg […]

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01.29.13 Bucky Turco & Aymann Ismail

In what has to be one of the most unlikely collaborations between street art and something else, here is “Les Ballets de Faile.” The upcoming exhibition features the work of Brooklyn-based art duo Faile and the New York City Ballet. The centerpiece of the exhibit is a 40-foot tower installation made from painted (and silkscreened) wood […]

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01.17.13 Marina Galperina

Brooklyn-based collective FAILE’s tower for the New York City Ballet dominates the Lincoln Center. (Photo: Don Juan Tenorio/Flickr) […]

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01.08.13 Marina Galperina

Following the footsteps of Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Julian Schnabel and other much-noted artists, Brooklyn-based collective FAILE has been recruited for to create original art for the New York City Ballet.  Say what? They’re surprised too. Watch them digging through the art archives and talking excitedly at how they fit into the mix for the exhibit NYCB […]

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01.19.12 Marina Galperina

Here’s a short video interview with Brooklyn street art duo FAILE talking about why they’re kind of obsessed with the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, but you’d be too if you watched it ka-boom live as a kid in elementary school. […]

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