Art

Eye-Catching Art Installations That Incorporate LEGOs

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This weekend, Kief Davidson and Daniel Junge’s A LEGO Brickumentary opened in theaters — an ode to the colorful building blocks of our childhood that seem more popular than ever, today. While some are criticizing the film for basically being a 92-minute commercial for the toy company, it’s clear that a love for LEGOs persists regardless and has expanded beyond the nine to eleven age range. Artists are using LEGOs as architectural structures and more in their installations — especially public artworks that call to the crowds with their colorful design and nostalgia factor.
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Photos Capturing Andy Warhol’s Influence on the New York Underground Scene

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“I never wanted to be a painter; I wanted to be a tap dancer,” Andy Warhol once said. “I don’t paint anymore, I gave it up about a year ago and just do movies now. Painting was just a phase I went through.” And Warhol’s influence stretched far beyond the canvas which is the subject of a new exhibition at the Centre Pompidou-Metz (with support from the Andy Warhol Museum), titled Warhol Underground.
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Awesome, Retro Video-Game GIFs of ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

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As detailed and vibrant as the set-pieces of Mad Max: Fury Road were on-screen, they look surprisingly good rendered as GIFs that look more like screenshots from a 1990s PC game than a 2015 blockbuster film. Illustrator Evgeniy Yudin and animator Misha Petrick have rendered seven of Mad Max‘s distinctive vehicles in motion, complete with pixelated versions of Immortan Joe, Nux, and Max himself. Click through for the duo’s full repertoire thus far; according to their Behance page, there’s at least three more on the way.
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Creepy, Intricate Dioramas of Libraries and Laboratories

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Marc Giai-Miniet‘s series of dioramas have the feel of a Tim Burton set; as sinister as they are whimsical, the artist’s “boxes” pile books, debris, and machinery on top of each other to create tiny replicas of imaginary buildings. The results look like a collision between the Hogwarts library and a mad scientist’s lab, crammed with details a viewer could spend hours scoping out. Click through for a closer look at Giai-Miniet’s work, which we discovered via Design You Trust.
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“Anything Is a Butt Plug If You’re Brave Enough”: A Conversation About Art, Politics, and Identity With Donald Trump Butt Plug Artist Fernando Sosa

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Donald Trump’s assessment of Mexicans in the United States as being a bunch of “people that have lots of problems” and “rapists” provoked various responses: Republicans were silent, afraid to alienate their base by condemning racism; the Twitter account that allegedly belongs to El Chapo, the Mexican drug lord who recently escaped prison for the second time, warned Trump to shut up; Cuban-American rapper Pitbull vowed to boycott Trump’s hotels; Mexican artist Dalton Javier Avalos Ramirez made the festive and cathartic papier-mâché Trump Piñata.
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