“Faile Compilation”: The Legendary Street Art Collective Releases A New Book

Faile turns 15 this year, and to commemorate, the “two Patricks” (Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller), have released a book dedicated to their works on wood. Keeping it simple, they called it Faile: Works on Wood: Process, Painting and Sculpture. The book features essays as well as photographs of Faile’s wood-based projects from the last decade, from their puzzle-boxes, to their prayer wheels, and an installation at the New York City Ballet. Its release was celebrated with an exhibition of the same name on Saturday night, at the brand-new Allouche Gallery on Spring Street.

“It is a pleasure to exhibit this body of work,” said New York-based Frenchman Eric Allouche, best known to the street art set as a former partner Opera Gallery, which carries high level names from the street art world like OBEY and Swoon. “The Patricks have talent, humour and vision. If only they were French, then they’d be perfect!”

Faile: Works on Wood: Process, Painting and Sculpture runs until December 12. The book is available in the US from Gestalten.

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