You don’t want to miss out on The Art of the Brick exhibition in San Francisco! Artist Nathan Sawaya celebrates this prolific toy with over 70 of mind-blowing sculptures, including some new ones unveiled for the SF show. This is the world’s most popular display of LEGO art, and it’s already wowed 7 million people globally. Now’s the time to see the display in SF before it ends on September 5.
LEGO’s popularity makes it a beloved toy and creative outlet for children and adults alike. In fact, there are an estimated 400 billion LEGO bricks in the world! Nathan Sawaya himself has over 10 million bricks in his LA studio, 1 million of which appear in the San Francisco exhibition. These are the same LEGO bricks you can buy in stores, and Sawaya prefers to stick to the classic rectangular bricks for an extra challenge when creating organic shapes.
The exhibition includes life-size reimaginings of famous artworks, an enormous 20-foot T. rex sculpture made from 80,000 LEGO bricks, elegant gravity-defying representations of the human form, and countless photo ops.
If you’re a fan of these famous toys, perhaps you’ll be inspired to create some LEGO masterpieces of your own.
The Art of the Brick is happening now at the Union Savings Bank at 1 Grant Ave, a Pantheon-inspired building and SF city landmark. The magnificent building features a large concrete dome and a classic bas relief above six large Ionic columns. It’s a fitting location for Sawaya’s splendid masterpieces, which include recreations of Michelangelo’s David and Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa.