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.

Bjork’s “Mutual Core” Video to Screen at Midnight in Times Square Every Night in March 2013

Posted by The G on March 3, 2013 under GNN | Be the First to Comment

Photo by G.

Bjork

Bjork

Just like Tracey Emin’s “I Promise To Love You” showed on billboards in Times Square every night at midnight for the month of February 2013, the next billboard take over in this “Midnight Moments” series will be Bjork’s “Mutual Core” video.  A great viewing spot is on 47th and Broadway and the video will likely show a few minutes before midnight.  “Mutual Core” will show every night in March 2013.

Tracey Emin Attends Valentine’s Day Showing of “Midnight Moments” in Times Square

Posted by The G on February 14, 2013 under Artsy Fartsy, Encounters with G, Street Art | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Tracey Emin.

Midnight Moments by Tracy Emin

Midnight Moments by Tracey Emin

Despite freezing rain mixed with light snow, artist Tracey Emin and about 100 fans attended a Valentine’s Day eve showing of her latest work “Midnight Moments” in New York’s Times Square on February 13, 2013.  The visual valentine shows Tracey Emin’s animated words appearing on 14 Times Square Marquees (in all directions) from 11:57 PM through midnight nightly for the entire month of February 2013.

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“I Promise To Love You”

 

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Love What You Want

You can see the Times Square takeover at 11:57 PM through midnight if you head over to 47th Street and Broadway in New York during the entire month of February 2013.

Times Square Take Over!

Times Square Take Over!

Click on the next photo to get even more details about this one of a kind exhibit.

 

I Promise To Love You

I Promise To Love You

I met Tracey Emin after the presentation was over and despite the nasty weather, she was very nice.  She even let me get under her umbrella to stay dry whilst we took a photo.  Thanks Tracey!

Tracey Emin and Geoffrey Dicker

Tracey Emin and Geoffrey Dicker

 

Auto-Tune Perfume by Rihanna

Posted by The G on February 19, 2011 under GNN | 3 Comments to Read

Photo by G.

Rihanna

Reb'l Fleur by Rihanna

How much do you want to bet that RiRi’s perfume smells like wee-wee? Rihanna’s new fragrance “Reb’l Fleur” is likely to be the auto-tune of the perfume industry.  If this scent is anything like her music, I’ll bet it stinks.

The testimonials for the perfume have come flooding in and one person said “It’ll make you reconcile with your lover even if he beats the shit out of you.”

Have you smelled “Reb’l Fleur?”  I haven’t, but something about it is fishy to me.

Sondre Lerche live at the Nokia Theater

Posted by The G on May 7, 2010 under G Reviews | Be the First to Comment

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Sondre Lerche

Prior to A-Ha’s triumphant first farewell show at New York’s Nokia Theater on May 6, 2010, fellow Norwegian singer Sondre Lerche took the stage for an opening acoustic set.  Sondre Lerche is not only physcially beautiful, but his music is the same.  According2g, he sounds a little bit like Jeff Buckley, which is a good thing!  On stage, he admitted that he was massively influenced by A-ha and he almost couldn’t believe that he was sharing the same stage with them.  He played about 5 or 6 songs including “Faces Down,” a track from the movie “Dan In Real Life” (of which he did the score) and “I Think It’s Going To Rain.”  The crowd lost their minds when he performed A-Ha’s “Crying In The Rain”  B-Side “(Seemingly) Non-Stop July.”  I expect to continue hearing great things to come from Sondre Lerche.

See some more pictures of Sondre Lerche after the jump.

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