John Cake and Darren Neave, otherwise known as The Little Artists, have not only curated their own exhibition of modern art, but built it too. Art Craziest Nation, made entirely of Lego, is displayed for the first time in a public gallery at the Walker Art Gallery from Saturday 20 August to 29 January 2006.
Art Craziest Nation is a bustling Lego gallery featuring an array of modern art masterpieces and their creators. All the most famous Young British Artists are featured in the piece including Tracey Emin, Damien Hirst and his shark tank, and Turner Prize-winning potter Grayson Perry dressed in one of his notorious doll-like outfits.
For the Walker Art Gallery The Little Artists have included new figures, made specially for a Liverpool audience. Liverpool Football Club manager, Rafael Benitez, and his star striker, Steven Gerrard are accompanied by their recently-won European Cup and National Museums Liverpool's own Chairman of the Trustees, Loyd Grossman is cooking up a storm in a busy kitchen!
The Little Artists say: 'This is the culmination of our Lego artworld series: having made individual pieces like Damien Hirst and his shark tank, there is now a fitting arena to display the whole group. The results may have a childlike appearance but adults and children find them humorous and intriguing. And the response from the featured artists has been fantastic. Tracey Emin loved her piece but didn't 'like the pillows'. Gilbert & George, Chris Ofili, Marc Quinn and Grayson Perry have all acquired the Lego versions of themselves.'
The Walker, William Brown Street, Liverpool.
Admission FREE, Open 10am-5pm every day.
Information: 0151 478 4199.