Lego meta-art?
September 13, 2005 7:11 AM   Subscribe

The next Turner Prize winners? Art Craziest Nation is a mini-gallery of (in)famous pieces by modern artists, accurately reproduced with Lego by a duo called The Little Artists (John Cake and Darren Neave). The exhibition is at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool until next January. See the Lego version of Damien Hirst's Shark Tank, Tracey Emin's Bed, Jeff Koons' Balls, Andy Warhol's Money, Salvador Dali's Lobster Telephone, and many others. It's all in one single piece, with some of the artists themselves in Lego version - and others whose work is not exhibited, like Matthew Barney and Gilbert & George - hanging around sipping their Lego wine (ok, air) from Lego cups (or even throwing it at the Lego person standing next to them). Liverpool Football Club star Gerrard also featured in a tribute to the team's victory of this year's European Cup.
posted by funambulist (10 comments total)
What, no Martin Creed's Work No.227: The Lights Going On and Off?
posted by scruss at 7:27 AM on September 13, 2005

I couldn't figure out if it was a tribute to the artists or a critique of the complexity of the art.
posted by VulcanMike at 7:38 AM on September 13, 2005

Completely fun. Thanks.
posted by OmieWise at 7:57 AM on September 13, 2005

Thanks for that Martin Creed link scruss. I particularly like Work No. 79.
posted by crumbly at 8:04 AM on September 13, 2005

I just want to see the lego set of the after opening party .... (invite only, of course). Plus, I thought both Hirst and Emin swore off drinking ... or maybe not, or perhaps its just grape juice in the photo ... wheee!
posted by R. Mutt at 8:10 AM on September 13, 2005

The Lego Damien Hirst is an uncanny likeness. This is very cool.
posted by bayliss at 8:27 AM on September 13, 2005

posted by billysumday at 9:07 AM on September 13, 2005

But can they make elephant dung out of legos?
posted by ericbop at 9:14 AM on September 13, 2005

Just don't call them "Legos!"
posted by djspicerack at 10:19 AM on September 13, 2005

Cute! Though I didn't realize that Legos had lobster pieces... I feel like I really missed out as a kid, no lobster shaped legos!
posted by grapefruitmoon at 5:34 PM on September 13, 2005

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