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Photo: Lego Exhibit at Discovery Center – photo by Emmanuel Dunand, AFP/Getty Images
After a super successful exhibit in 2013 @ The Discovery Center, The Art of the Brick, by Nathan Sawaya, is back in NYC at the NY Hall of Science.
September 28, 2019 – January 26, 2020
New York Hall of Science
47-01 111th Street
Corona, New York 11368
The collection features many of Sawaya’s original pieces, as well as re-imagined versions of some of the world’s most famous art masterpieces, such as Michelangelo’s David, Van Gogh’s Starry Night and Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. In addition, Sawaya created a 20-foot Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton (comprised of over 80,000 LEGO bricks). Also on display at NYSCI will be the fan favorite Yellow, a life-size sculpture of a man ripping his chest open with thousands of yellow LEGO bricks cascading from the cavity. Yellow has gained pop culture fame appearing on fashion labels, album covers and even in Lady Gaga’s music video G.U.Y. The exhibition also contains a gallery showcasing an innovative, multimedia collection of LEGO brick infused photography produced in tandem with award-winning photographer Dean West.
The Art of the Brick, a captivating exhibition and the world’s largest display of LEGO® art, opens September 28 at the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI). Featuring more than 100 works of art created from over one million little LEGO bricks by contemporary artist Nathan Sawaya, The Art of the Brick is open through January 26.
Art of the Brick @ Discovery Center 2013
Lego into art? Yes, the Lego Exhibit At Discovery Center, by Nathan Sawaya, features magnificent art pieces that range from incredible likenesses of famous figures like Jimi Hendrix to complex human sculptures. Sawaya’s art has been named “One of CNN’s Ten Global Must-See Exhibitions.”
While some artists express themselves in mediums such as paint or clay, Nathan sees a pile of Lego building blocks as potential art form, then sets about building his masterpieces. Normally, Legos are the little bits and pieces of toys that become great annoyances. Have you ever stepped on one? Legos are little plastic colored bricks that have delighted children for decades. What adult has ever looked at them and wondered if it could become something so artsy?
The Art of the Brick New York City runs now through January 2014. Billed as the largest display of art made from Legos, the show features over 100 Lego masterpieces Mr. Sawaya built from his over 1 million pieces of Lego bricks. Not to rival sculptures from “Legoland,” Nathan Sawaya adds a true art form from his pieces.
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Art of The Brick Intro Video from RBH Multimedia, Inc. on Vimeo.
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