Thursday, November 17, 2005

Lennon’s Death Immortalized In Legos

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – An artist who is stuck on Legos has created a new sculpture of John Lennon out of the building blocks.

New York-based Nathan Sawaya, whose medium is Legos, has assembled a 71-inch by 54-inch sculpture that hangs as if it’s floating in air and looks like the sketch Lennon once drew of himself.

Sawaya created the brick art to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the former Beatle’s death, which will be Dec. 8.

It took him about 50 hours and around 800 little blocks to complete it, but Sawaya says the biggest challenge was finding a way to hang it with a fine string so it appears to be floating in mid-air.

For now, the artwork is hanging in Sawaya’s studio, but he says he’s accepting bids to buy the piece starting at $10,000.

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