LEGO® filled BMW at the Brooklyn Museum

Spotted during Thanksgiving vacation as we were entering the Brooklyn Museum. There are similar cars in Berlin and Australia and the artist Ai Weiwei is tweeting when new locations for Lego donations are set up.

Only after I photographed it, read and researched the reason for the Lego donations for Ai Weiwei’s artworks did I realize there was a controversy.

The manufacturer of Lego in Denmark refused to supply a bulk order of lego bricks for his artwork due to the nature of his artworks’ political messages. Here is an article in The Atlantic and you can read about the controversy here

 

 

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