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Martha Cooper Shoots Faile on Houston

Posted on October 27, 2011

The Houston Wall, a showpiece of curated Street Art in an increasingly malled and moneyed Manhattan where the uncurated stuff is getting harder to find, is once again brandishing a Brooklyn favorite, thanks to Faile’s installation yesterday. Patrick and Patrick worked methodically throughout the day and are expected to return for some hand touch ups before sealing it. With this wall, owned and curated by developer Tony Goldman, it’s anybody’s guess how long it lasts without being tagged, as Shepard Fairey and Kenny Scharf can tell you. Happily for all of us, photographer Martha Cooper caught all the action as it was going up and she makes a guest appearance today to share these excellent shots and observations with the BSA family;

Faile (photo © Martha Cooper)

“The Brooklyn collective Faile had an all-day, marathon pasting session yesterday on the Houston/Bowery wall transforming JR’s muted black and white photo into a dazzling display of color. The free-standing wall has been a favorite urban canvas since Keith Haring appropriated it in 1982. Faile hand painted their piece in their studio on multiple sheets of paper which they then pieced and pasted onto the wall. ” ~ Martha Cooper

Faile (photo © Martha Cooper)

Faile (photo © Martha Cooper)

Faile (photo © Martha Cooper)

Faile (photo © Martha Cooper)

Faile (photo © Martha Cooper)

Faile (photo © Martha Cooper)

Faile (photo © Martha Cooper)

Faile (photo © Martha Cooper)