The "Graffiti" Wall in the East Village, at Bowery and Houston Street, changed again. I really look forward to this change to see what amazing art work will cover this massive space. Pat went on a bike ride earlier this week and saw that the wall had changed, so we went as soon as we could. I was excited for another photo opp and to continue our tradition of taking pictures in front of the wall. Since moving to New York City about a year and half ago the wall has graced the art work from Barry McGee, Kenny Scharf, and now FAILE.
FAILE is a Brooklyn based artistic collaboration between Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller. Since its inception in 1999, FAILE is known for their pioneering use of wheatpasting (a liquid adhesive made from vegetable starch and water) and stenciling in the increasingly established arena of street art. They are also known for their explorations through combining a fragmented style of appropriation (adopting, borrowing or recycling aspects of man-made visual culture) and collage.
I think this is one of my favorite art works on this "Graffiti" wall so far. I know there have only been two others since we have been here, but I really loved the comic style with the bold outlines and dramatic color changes. It is always very impressive to see art work on such a massive scale.
I love this wall.