Among the artworks at the landmark exhibition of the artist FAILE at the Brooklyn Museum this summer is a massive, immersive installation done in collaboration with the infamous Brooklyn-based street artist Bast. The work is titled the “The FAILE and BAST Deluxx Fluxx Arcade” and it takes up several of the museum’s galleries.
The arcade is of the old-school 1980s-era style with pinball machines, pixelly video games and foosball tables all designed by the artists. The arcade’s decor and games are an edgy, playful, and noisy cavalcade of the FAILE and BAST aesthetic.
In a separate gallery with foosball tables, all of the available surface space is adorned with black-light posters. The videogames were designed by the artists and include one wherein the players must spur the cycle of urban gentrification of a derelict neighborhood into one with shiny new luxury condos.
The Brooklyn-based artist Bast has been kind of quiet lately. We haven’t been seeing fresh work from the artist in a while except for these small but complex wheat-pasted street art pieces in NoHo, in downtown Manhattan.
Brooklyn-based street artist Bast seems like he’s on a frackin’ rampage with his broad-stroked black tag throwing shade on commercial and commisioned work downtown. Check out this massive tag we stumbled upon Saturday on Grand Street in SoHo, New York City. We’ve been seeing more of these loud, ridiculous tags by Bast in recent weeks instead of his otherwise awesome and inspired wheat-pasted collage artworks. Though the heart is a nice touch. 🙂
Fresh street art on Crosby Street in SoHo, New York City: This wheat-paste street artwork shows a pair of woman’s legs and feet in striped stockings and red high-heel shoes stuck to a wad of chewing gum. At first glance, we thought this was street art from the artist Bast, but on closer inspection we’re not convinced. It’s not in the collage style of Bast and has a bit more graphical polish. If you can ID the artist, send us an email.
Fresh wheat-paste street art from Brooklyn-based artist Bast on Crosby Street on SoHo, in downtown New York City. This twinned, diptych-like image a horse-headed woman plays with color alterations in each of the two versions. Note the newer cursive Bast signature and different colored versions of it, too.
Street art regulars Rae BK and Bast have thrown graffiti on the otherwise awesome artwork by L.A.-based art-music project team of Young & Sick at the Rag & Bone wall in Nolita, in New York City. The wall is a Rag and Bone-commissioned street-art space at the corner of Houston and Elizabeth streets. According to the Dusty Rebel (BTW, a really good street art site), first Bast put his name over the Young & Sick artwork, then Rae put his name over Bast’s.