Using over a million LEGO® bricks to build the 70+ exhibits on display, US artist Nathan Sawaya has created large-scale sculptures including human figures, a T-Rex skeleton that measures over six metres in length, and interpretations of some of the world’s most famous artworks, such as Rodin’s ‘The Thinker’, Da Vinci’s ‘Mona Lisa’, the Venus de Milo and Vermeer’s ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’.
Sawaya’s ability to transform this common toy into something meaningful, his devotion to spatial perfection and the way he conceptualizes action, enables him to elevate what almost every child has played with into the status of contemporary art. This exhibition, The Art of the Brick, has already attracted millions of visitors worldwide in New York, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Shanghai and Singapore.
Venue: Watershed, V&A Waterfront
Time: 2pm – 7pm (Mon-Thurs), 9am – 7pm (Fri-Sun)
Cost: R 140, Children under 18 @ R 95, Family of four @ R 395