les ballets de faile

Not Afraid to FAILE 

Last week, Brooklyn art duo, Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller of FAILE, had their last of two events with the New York City Ballet, the Les Ballets De Faile. The night was part of the NYCB’s Art Series, in which it commissions contemporary artists in large scale projects that best encapsulate what the Company stands for, and, of course, presents ballet to a younger, alternative audience. To own a bit of FAILE yourself, check out eBay, where there are multiple listings for the “art cubes” that were given away as take-home gifts at each of the events.

Click here to check out various FAILE artwork available on eBay.

(Photo courtesy of FAILE. Text by Jenny Bahn)

Les BALLETS de FAILE NYC (2013). FAILE. Color Silkscreen on 310gsm Coventry Rag.

FAILE created Les Ballets de Faile, which featured a 40-foot tower installed on the Promenade of the David H. Koch Theater for the duration of NYCB’s 2013 winter season. The tower has been created in FAILE’s signature style, using iconography inspired by research at New York City Ballet and its archives, along with FAILE’s signature library of images.