Created by Brooklyn-based artists Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller, the Tower of FAILE is a 40 foot mix of ballet iconography and pop culture, constructed of hundreds of printed and hand-painted wood blocks. The “ballet project” or as it is formally known, the New York City Ballet Art Series features annual collaborations with visual artists who create new works inspired by New York City Ballet (NYCB), to be displayed in the David H. Koch Theater.
The tower took about six months to complete and in my opinion was the dopest piece of art in the theater. NYCB is offering two evenings of contemporary works on February 1 and May 29, with all seats priced at $29 (très affordable). All attendees will take home a hand-painted wood block created by FAILE. Guess where I will be?