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The Art Of The Brick – Lego?

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Nathan Sawaya is currently touring the United States with his “The Art of the Brick” exhibition. He just finished exhibiting at the Lancaster Museum of Art where record crowds came to see his work.

The director of the museum said “On opening day, we had to open the doors five hours early to accommodate the hundreds of guests waiting in line outside. In my 28 years in this business, I have never seen a response to a show like this before.”

The Art of the Brick has now opened at the Discovery Center Museum and will run through to September 3.

The unusual thing about the sculptures of Nathan Sawaya is that they are made entirely from LEGO bricks! The Art of the Brick exhibition has more than thirty works on display with almost one million pieces of lego used to make them.

I wonder how difficult it is to convince collectors that LEGO is of as much value as oils or marble to create art. I like his mosaic portraits here.

March 2, 2008 Posted by | Art Exhibitions, Artists, News, raw art gallery, Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment