In the Studio of Faile

 
Location: Greenpoint, Brooklyn
 
How long have you been in this studio?

2 years.
 
Why did you pick the location?

The studio found us.
 
How does it rank in comparison to your previous studios?

We would give it a blue ribbon at the State Fair if there were a category for studio ranks.
 
What’s your favorite attribute of the space?

The openness of the space, its functionality and the ability to handle large-scale works.
 
How often are you in here?

Five days a week.
 
Can you explain the full capabilities of the studio? What kind of things do you make?

We handle everything in house with the exception of molten metals and toxic resins. Most of the work in studio is focussed on printmaking and painting. Many assemblage works and a variety of sculpture.
 
Do you have a refrigerator? If so, what’s in it?

Yes we do. A few random beers and some forgotten lunch items from the staff.
 
What kind of sound system do you have?

We have a nice little Decco amp in the main studio – forget the speakers offhand. In the smaller office/image making part of the studio we have a great set of Orb speakers that work well.
 
Have you ever slept here?

Yes on several occasions.
 
 
On July 2nd, Faile presents a new body of work titled Fuel, Fantasy, Freedom at Gallery Hilger NEXT in Vienna, Austria. The exhibition will continue through September 6th, 2014. Faile can be followed @faileart on twitter and instagram

Babes of Yore: Debbie Harry

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Raymond Pettibon: Selected Works From 1982 To 2011

A look through the sold-out first edition zine published by Nieves and Innen

Contemporary Bicycle Art

A look through Joyride, presented by Ed Spurr and Brendt Barbur in celebration of the 14th edition of the Bicycle Film Festival. The group show featuring Ai Weiwei, Rita Ackermann, Tim Barber, Frank Benson, Lizzi Bougatsos, Julia Chiang, Francesco Clemente, Peter Coffin, Dan Colen, Thomas Eggerer, Urs Fischer, Leo Fitzpatrick, Rainer Ganahl, Andrew Guenther, Marc Hundley, Alex Katz, KAWS, Graham Macbeth, Ari Marcopoulos, Jonathan Monk, Jason Nocito, Laura Owens, Eli Ping, Richard Prince, Tom Sachs, Aurel Schmidt, Kiki Smith, Devin Troy Strother, Spencer Sweeney, John Tremblay, and B. Wurtz is on view at Marlborough Broome Street through August 3, 2014

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Soul Crushing Moments at the World Cup

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Found Photos (pt. 18)

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City Bike for City Boys

Prime examples from Japan’s mini bike craze of the 70s & 80s.

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ILLUMINATIONS: A Spiritual Guide To Lettering

This self-published book by CLOWN TITS Crew features 86 pages of style inspiration.

All The Art Basel You Need

 
 
Art Basel, Swiss Basel, Basel Basel. Whatever you’d like to call it, the OG Basel fair is a breath of fresh air from its Miami spawn. Seriously, Swiss air is so clean that I didn’t even smoke a cigarette in the country because I wanted a lung cleanse. Anyway, here’s an abbreviated look through some pretty great artwork at the fair. I say abbreviated because my camera battery died and I couldn’t be bothered going all the way back to Zurich for my charger. Enjoy.

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He can be followed on instagram at @obreuning

Workin’ It on the Westside

Daytime hooking in Manhattan in the 1980s. Photos by Steven Siegel

Hop Step Jump

This little book of Keichi Tanaami’s vibrant surrealist drawings is a nice thing to have lying around, available to flip through when you want to get ‘weird’. Co-Published by Nieves and CaRTe bLaNChe.

In The Studio of Buff Monster

 
How long have you been in this studio?

Only about a month. It always takes much longer than imagine to set up a work space, but it’s good. I’ve been making work in here for a little while now.
 
Why did you pick the location?

My buddies Sucklord and Lamour Supreme had a space nearby and they were going to move into this building, so I started checking out the units in here. All these studio spaces are brand new; when I first came in here, these walls weren’t even up.
 
How does it rank in comparison to your previous studios?

I’ve been working in Brooklyn, and it was great, but I just needed more space. My painting studio in LA was bigger, but this spot is way better. I like my studio space to be inconvenient for visitors and very low-key, so now being in the middle of everything is something new for me.
 
What’s your favorite attribute of the space?

Having two big windows right on Bowery is awesome.
 
How often are you in here?

A Lot! I’m usually here for a few long full days in a row, then I’ll head back to my office in Brooklyn to handle all the other non-art-making things I gotta do. Then I’m back here for another few days in a row.
 
Can you explain the full capabilities of the studio? What kind of things do you make?

I really want to get the space to a point where I can make much bigger paintings than I’ve been able to do recently. But I’m very busy getting the second series of The Melty Misfits together. All those paintings are small. I’m also set up to do a bunch of resin casting. And besides all that, I have a nice gallery/showroom space in the front, which is perfect for client meetings and product releases.

 
Do you have a refrigerator? If so, what’s in it?

I got a small fridge. It’s got a few things in it, but it’s mostly full of Perrier.
 
What kind of sound system do you have?

I just a tiny boombox. It’s so important for me to have heavy metal blasting when I’m working, but I’ve never had a great sound system. I also listen to the Adam Carolla podcast for hours and hours when I’m doing really tedious work, and this thing works for that too!
 
Have you ever slept here?

My lovely girlfriend lives a 3-minute-walk away, so there’s no need to sleep here!
 
 
Buff Monster will be opening up his studio (THE MELTY MANOR: 144 Bowery, 3rd Floor) from noon to 4pm this Saturday, June 21st for a print release. He can be followed @buffmonster on twitter and instagram, and /buffmonster on facebook.

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Previously Unseen Photos from the London Underground in the 1980s

Photographs by Bob Mazzer, currently on display at the Howard Griffin Gallery in London.

“While working as a projectionist in a porn cinema in Central London during the 1980s, Bob Mazzer began photographing on the tube during his daily commute, creating irresistably joyous pictures alive with humour and humanity. This photographic social history then remained unseen and unexhibited until recently begin discovered.”

via, hyb

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