Brooklyn-based art collective FAILE, whose bold comic-collage work you've seen on the Deitch mural space on Houston, has hit Billyburg with their newest work, entitled "104 N. 7th."
VICE and 42Below commissioned the grand, abstract tile mural, which now adorns the side of a building on North 7th in Williamsburg. From VICE:
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. The tiles were then applied to the surface of the building by the artists and a team of helpers over several days.
The team, comprised of Patrick Miller and Patrick McNeil, usually works in ripped and layered prints and enjoys deconstructing and reconstructing images. In 2010 they decorated a slew of old arcade games for an exhibit at Deluxx Fluxx, which was an insanely colorful, psychedelic experience.
Watch the VICE episode of Art Talk, above, for more.
And check out the finished product: