VNA turned up to both locations of Lazarides gallery on Thursday night for the launch party of the Faile Retrospective show and The Faile Bast Deluxx Fluxx Arcade 2010. The Faile show is great. So nice to see some classic Faile prints and some vintage stuff I have never seen before. The Arcade show on Greek street is out of this world though…
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The arcade machines upstairs are siiiick. Fully functioning Faile and Bast artwork in the form of working arcade games plastered in Original artwork? WTF? If you had some cash to splash you could purchase some sparkly Faile coins. (2 for a fiver or something like that) They were pretty cool and apparently made the machines do some other cool shit, but the main focus was downstairs in the basement. Thumping hip hop accompanied the crazy blacklight lit room full of Faile and Bast artwork cleverly layered to jump off the walls in illuminous colours. Not only was it a feast to the eyes, but you could play the fully artworked-up faile and bast table football. VNA got involved and Team Beer ended up loosing (Sorry dudes!) If there was a bar down there I would have stayed all night if I could. Simply dope.
More info over on Laz’s site.