“Nathan Sawaya is truly a master in his craft which we have experienced firsthand through previous collaborations,” said Brad Globe, President, Warner Bros. Consumer Products. “Much like the characters of the DC Comics universe, ‘The Art of the Brick’ has broad appeal. We are thrilled to be partnering with Nathan to tour this truly unique interpretation around the world for fans of all ages to experience.”
“This is an amazing opportunity as an artist to be granted the privilege to bring the pages of DC Comics to life and to interpret some of the most famous and iconic characters in history,” said Sawaya, founder of The Art of the Brick. “I look forward to bringing these characters to life in new ways that uniquely fit the medium.”
DC Comics Super Heroes including Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash and more will be featured alongside some of the most well-known DC Super-Villains including The Joker, The Penguin and Harley Quinn in a series of galleries. “The Art of the Brick: DC Comics” will also showcase Sawaya's interpretations on characters, vehicles, environments and themes found throughout the DC Comics mythology including transformation and reinvention, strength and weakness, as well as good vs. evil. The exhibition will stay true to the creative disciplines of Sawaya's original touring exhibition, which encourage inspiration, education and participation.
“The Art of the Brick: DC Comics” will tour worldwide beginning fall 2015.
Touring major cities around the globe, the exhibition will visit large scale venues customized for the art. Guests will travel through a series of galleries designed to make the experience intimate for the viewer. Guests will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with their favorite DC Comics Super Heroes and Super-Villains, all artistically created out of LEGO bricks.
About Nathan Sawaya and The Art of the Brick:
Nathan Sawaya is an acclaimed artist who creates awe-inspiring artwork out of a toy. His art focuses on large-scale sculptures using only LEGO bricks. Sawaya was the first artist to ever take LEGO into the art world and his touring exhibition – “The Art of the Brick” – has entertained and inspired millions of art lovers and enthusiasts around the globe. CNN heralded, “‘The Art of the Brick’ is one of the top must-see exhibits in the world!” Sawaya is an author, speaker and one of the most popular, award-winning contemporary artists of our time. For more information about Nathan Sawaya and his artwork, visit brickartist.com.
About Warner Bros. Consumer Products:
Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.
About DC Entertainment:
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating its content across Warner Bros. Entertainment and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world.