VICE and 42Below recently had the opportunity to collaborate with Brooklyn-based artists FAILE on their permanent installation, The 104 North 7th Project. The piece consists of thousands of handmade tiles designed by the artists, each individually pressed and painted, and then fired in a wood-burning kiln and shipped to the installation site.
I have been a fan of FAILE (aka “the 2 Patricks”) since their early “street art” days. This tiled building is something else altogether but evokes the same kinds of feelings to me of time passed and past that their multi-layered collage work does. Of course, being sponsored by VICE and vodka –42Below–there was a party celebrating the work at the new Wythe Hotel. If you hurry I think you can see some of their other work at the Hotel for about the next week or so, and if not you’ll have this building on North 7th street on a permanent basis. If ever there was a reason to go to Williamsburg this might be it.
Also be sure to check out the Vice Art Talk with FAILE