Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Photos of Brooklyn Street Art Duo Faile's Finished Houston Street Mural

Posted By on Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 9:47 AM

Failes mural in full.
  • Faile's mural in full.

Last week the Brooklyn-based duo Faile (Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller) started covering up the huge close-up portrait by French artist JR that had occupied the Tony Goldman-curated Houston Street mural space at the corner of Bowery since June. It didn't take them long to finish it, and last night I finally got a look at the finished product, which is quite stunning as you can see from the above photo and others after the jump.

Closer look at the Faile murals left side.
  • Closer look at the Faile mural's left side.

Closer look at the Faile murals right side.
  • Closer look at the Faile mural's right side.

Close-up detail from the Faile mural, which is wise beyond its days.
  • Close-up detail from the Faile mural, which is wise beyond its days.

No word on how long this vintage ad imagery mashup will be there, but judging by the life-spans of previous Houston Street murals by Keith Haring, Os Gemeos, Shepard Fairey and Kenny Scharf, anywhere from four months to a year. Here's some nice video of the Faile mural too, if you need:

(All photos by the author. Video: BoweryBoogie)

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