(Above: Nathan Sawaya and one of his many LEGO sculptures.)
Last month, LEGO artist Nathan Sawaya unveiled the world's largest LEGO Batmobile. This week, he was again on-hand at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney, this time to kick off The Art of the Brick: DC Comics, a one-of-a-kind exhibition created in partnership with Sawaya, Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment. The contemporary art exhibition encompasses 15,000 square feet comprised of 10 distinct galleries features more than 120 original works of art, created exclusively from LEGO bricks.
Inspired by legendary characters such as Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Joker, Harley Quinn and others, Sawaya has imagined large-scale sculptures featuring some of the most iconic Super Heroes and Super-Villains from the pages of DC Comics’ rich 80-year history. The international tour is officially open to the public beginning November 21 in Sydney, to be followed by venues in additional major cities around the globe.
“The Art of the Brick: DC Comics is an immersive entertainment experience like no other, and we are thrilled with Nathan Sawaya’s amazing artwork on display in this global touring exhibition,” said Karen McTier, Executive Vice President, Warner Bros. Consumer Products, in the announcement. “Fans from across the globe will be captivated by Sawaya’s masterful use of LEGO bricks to create unique artistic interpretations of iconic DC Comics characters.”
Check out a few of the touring sculptures:
The Art of the Brick: DC Comics exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum is open to the public from November 21, 2015, to May 1, 2016. Tickets are on sale now at ticketek.com.au.