Must See Art: “The Art of the Brick” by Nathan Sawaya

Posted by The G on June 5, 2014 under Artsy Fartsy | 2 Comments to Read

Photos by G.  Art by Nathan Sawaya.

The Scream by Edvard Munch by Nathan Sawaya

The Scream by Edvard Munch by Nathan Sawaya

I’ve seen several exhibits by Lego brick artist Nathan Sawaya before (“Red” and “In Pieces“) and I’ve really loved them, but his most recent showing “The Art of the Brick” in Times Square takes the cake for awesomeness.  Sawaya has used over 1.2 million legos in his sculptures and the exhibit will appeal to people of all ages.

Starry Night by Van Gogh by Nathan Sawaya

Starry Night by Van Gogh by Nathan Sawaya

Aside from his mind-blowing sculptures, where nearly every one of them on display – and there are over 100 – will make you think “how did he do that?” possibly what I liked the best was the way the exhibit was laid out.  As you walk in, you are in a museum like atmosphere where you see Sawaya’s renderings of some of the most iconic paintings and sculptures of all time.

The Sculpture Garden by Nathan Sawaya

The Sculpture Garden by Nathan Sawaya

As the sculptures are made of Legos, the exhibit will surely be a big hit with children, who may be too young to appreciate art.  By seeing these works, Sawaya potentially exposes and inspires a new generation to explore the vast world of art, and for that alone you should definitely take the kids to see this exhibit.

The Vetruvian Man by DaVinci by Nathan Sawaya

The Vetruvian Man by DaVinci by Nathan Sawaya

After seeing Lego-versions of The Mona Lisa, Starry Night and so many other classics, you will see a bunch of Lego sculptures that will blow your mind.  For example:

Lego Dinosaur!

Lego Dinosaur!

Easter Island Sculpture

Easter Island Sculpture

Hug that pole!

Hug that pole!

I don’t want to spoil the exhibit for you by showing too many pictures, but as you can see from the photos that have been posted, you should not miss this exhibit!!!

The Art of the Brick

The Art of the Brick

You can get tickets for this exhibit (with location info, museum hours, etc) at this link.

G interacting with Nathan Sawaya's Lego Sculpture

G interacting with Nathan Sawaya’s Lego Sculpture.  Photo by Gail.

Must See Art: “In Pieces” by Dean West and Nathan Sawaya

Posted by The G on March 1, 2013 under Artsy Fartsy | Read the First Comment

Photos of Dean West’s photos by G.  Art by Dean West (photos) and Nathan Sawaya (Lego Sculptures).

In Pieces by Dean West and Nathan Sawaya

In Pieces by Dean West and Nathan Sawaya

New York!  Don’t even think about missing a really cool exhibit by photographer Dean West and Lego sculpture artist Nathan Sawaya entitled “In Pieces” at Avant Gallery in New York (located at 201 Mulberry Street).

Dean West/ Nathan Sawaya

Dean West/ Nathan Sawaya

It’s extremely hard to see in these photos so let me explain what is happening.  In each of Dean West’s large scale photos, certain background objects are made out of Nathan Sawaya’s Lego sculptures.

Lego Flip Flops!

Lego Flip Flops!

Seeing the sculptures with the photographs in the same space is an extremely cool experience and it makes you wonder how they did it.

Extreme Closeup

Extreme Closeup

The model in the above photo is wearing a Lego dress and the dress is on display at the exhibit and it will certainly take your mind on a trip.

Lego Dress!

Lego Dress!

The floating Legos you see in this photo are suspended by wires and it’s just one of of many extremely cool works of art that definitely need to be seen in person to comprehend their awesomeness!

In Pieces” is only showing until March 17, 2013, so waste no time and head over to 201 Mulberry Street and check it out!

 

 

Paradise Here

Posted by The G on August 14, 2012 under Street Art | Be the First to Comment

Photo by G.

Paradise Here

Paradise Here

So gay!

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