Sunday, September 5, 2010

currently in love with: I LEGO MoMA

Rothko’s No. 5/No. 22 was put together by John Wilson - from the article


The Museum of Modern Art recently had some fun recreating iconic art with iconic children's building materials and showed the results on their blog. I love it!

The design collection at MoMA has some great items of cultural significance, including the beloved Lego brick. A while back, Christoph Niemann created a memorable version of iconic New York items in Lego. Niemann also created an illustration for MoMA.org last fall (here’s the blog post). The Lego has grown up quite a bit in the past few decades, and you can even get a Lego version of Fallingwater at the MoMA Design Store.
In that spirit, and as an excuse to spend a little time on a Friday afternoon playing with Legos, we decided to whip up some pieces in MoMA’s collection in Lego form. After spending a few bucks online getting a couple bags of mixed bricks, we went to town. Due to the limitations from the random assortment, some of the highlights of the Collection we would love to have remade (Broadway Boogie Woogie and Vir Heroicus Sublimis, I’m looking at you) couldn’t be constructed.

Read the article here.

No comments:

Post a Comment

I love getting comments and reading what you have to say!

Related Posts with Thumbnails