Don't miss one of the most fascinating exhibitions ever come to London, The Art of the Brick® by US brick artist Nathan Sawaya who used more than a millionLEGO® pieces to produce over 80 artworks. I have tried to capture the uniqueness of each masterpiece through my camera lens but they don't really give a sense for the brilliance of this new form of art. Enjoy these images (only a handful just to give you a taster of the exhibition)!
I am here with Red Guy Sitting! What a friendly-looking fella!
Nathan Sawaya’s most famous piece Yellow made from 11.014 bricks. It is one of the most popular pieces in the exhibition. Nathan said that it is because people value the cathartic effect that opening oneself to the world may have on one's mind
Cool interview with Nathan on the day of the exhibition launch to the media
BLU - 'Swim against the current! Follow your own path! Find the courage within!' Nathan Sawaya
'A mask presents the world with a face we want it to see. Is yours Blue, Red or Yellow?' Nathan Sawaya
Nathan's sketches for Pinching Hand, Despair, Writer and Pedestal. Alfred Hitchcock's sketch on brick paper.
Alfred Hitchcock is sketched on brick paper. This is where all Nathan's art starts.
Pinching Hand made of 1.601 bricks
Cracked. 8.948 bricks.
Hand. 14.500 bricks. This sculpture was built over three weeks.
Venus de Milo (originally by Alexandros of Antioch) 18.483 bricks. David (by Michelangelo) 16.349 bricks.
Girl with the Pearl Earring (original by Vermeer). 1694 bricks.
The Scream (by Edvard Munch) 3.991 bricks.
Klimt Kiss 18.893 bricks. 56x38x22cm
Peace Symbols. 3.720 bricks.
Self. 'Taking a leap is hard. I used to be a lawyer. There's nothing wrong with being a lawyer, but I always knew there was another me, an Artist Me, lurking inside.' Nathan Sawaya
Grasp. 'Whatever your hidden desires, there will always be hands to hold you back' Nathan Sawaya
Dinosaur Skeleton 80.020 bricks.
These one-of-a-kind LEGO brick sculptures are the work of US artist Nathan Sawaya. The exhibition is hosted at The Old Truman Brewery, East London’s revolutionary arts and media quarter – for a limited season from Friday 26 September 2014 until Sunday 4 January 2015.Tickets are available from www.artofthebrick.co.uk or at 0207 492 5374.The Art of the Brick has been proclaimed by CNN as one of the world’s 10 must see exhibitions and has already attracted millions of visitors worldwide in New York, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Shanghai and Singapore.The artworks on display are large scale sculptures many of which are human figures such as Sawaya’s most famous piece Yellow and also includes a TRex skeleton Dinosaur constructed from over 80,000 LEGO bricks that measures over six metres in length. In addition, visitors will have a chance to see Sawaya’s recent interpretations of some of the world’s most famous artworks, such as Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, the Venus de Milo and Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring.The exhibition includes an Interactive Zone inviting younger (and older) visitors to explore their creativity using the iconic bricks.TICKET PRICESPlease note, Weekday tickets are Mon Thurs, Weekend Fri Sun Adult: Weekday £14.50 / Weekend £16.50 Child: Weekday £8.00 / Weekend £9.50 Family (2 adults 2 kids): Weekday £40.00 / Weekend £47.00 Concessions (seniors, students, disabled passes): Weekday £11.00 / Weekend £13.00GROUP RATES:
Adult: Mon Friday £12.50 / Sat Sun £14.50Seniors/Students: Mon Fri £9.50 / Sat Sun £11.50Primary Schools: Mon Fri £7.00
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