NYCB ART SERIES 2013

An Unexpected Way to Experience a Night at the Ballet


 

VIDEO: An Introduction to Art Series
 
VIDEO: February 1, 2013 Performance Wrap Up
     

NYCB Art Series commissions contemporary artists to create original works of art inspired by our unique energy, spectacular dancers, and one-of-a-kind repertory of ballets. New York City Ballet has worked with leading and emerging artists throughout the Company’s history — luminaries like Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, and Julian Schnabel. We were proud to continue this tradition by partnering with Brooklyn-based artists FAILE for the inaugural year of Art Series.

FAILE's installation,  Les Ballets De Faile, was presented in two parts during 2013. The first,  the epic Tower of FAILE on the Promenade, was created for the Art Series performance on Friday, February 1. A second, completely new installation of FAILE Wheels went on display at the Wednesday, May 29 performance. On each these dates, every seat in the house was available for just $29, and each audience member received a limited-edition work to take home, made specifically for this event.

To inquire about any of the FAILE pieces shown as part of the NYCB Art Series Les Ballets de Faile installation, please contact FAILE via email.



FAILE is a Brooklyn-based artistic collaboration between Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller.  Since its inception in 1999, FAILE has become recognized as one of the leading artists in the contemporary Urban Art movement and distinguished themselves in the contemporary art world.  Their work explores duality through a fragmented style of appropriation and collage.  Working in a range of media from canvas, prints, and stencils to multimedia installation and sculptures, FAILE’s work is constructed from resampled visual imagery and blurs the line between “high” and “low” culture.