Art Craziest Nation
Damien Hirst's Shark Tank
20 August 2005 - 29 January 2006
The Little Artists (John Cake and Darren Neave) immortalize iconic artists and their artworks in un-manipulated Lego. In Art Craziest Nation they have curated and built their own 'mini-exhibition' of modern art.
Cake & Neave have transformed themselves into two loveable, mischievous cartoon characters, The Little Artists. They exist in the realm of merchandise, between aggressively marketed children's culture like Pokemon and gallery gift shops, where art becomes a commodity: "We question what it means to be an artist in the current super-branded cultural climate."
Priding themselves on the integrity and accuracy of their hybrid artworks, their knowledge of Lego is comprehensive and respects its association with learning and creativity.
The Little Artists' ambition is to be considered great artists and win the Turner Prize.
Art Craziest Nation is a bustling 'mini-gallery' featuring an array of modern art masterpieces. Look out for Damien Hirst with his Shark Tank, Tracey Emin's infamous Bed and the transvestite, Turner Prize-winning potter Grayson Perry, and of course the gallery shop.
Please note that Art Craziest Nation is a single exhibit. It is not a Lego exhibition. It is no longer on display at the Walker Art Gallery.