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Huge animals made of Lego bricks have been spotted across gardens in America

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Art on Tuesday 17 March 2015

Lego fans may just want to make a trip to selected botanical gardens and zoos located in the USA, as New York artist Sean Kenney’s solo exhibition, Nature Connects, is touring, showcasing whimsical foxes, frogs, butterflies, and bees made entirely of Lego bricks.

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Star Wars posters hand-drawn by local artists in Russia

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By David Langley in New Art on Monday 16 March 2015

Star Wars first made its way into the USSR in 1990, and due to censorship laws that still remained in the waning days of the Soviet Empire, original movie posters needed to be made by local artists for advertising.

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Leon Keer’s 3D streetpainting will make you do a double take, and then a triple take

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Saturday 14 March 2015

Leon Keer has a simple way of looking at the footpaths and alleyways we take for granted: instead of pavement, he sees a canvas. His two latest anamorphic paintings were created at Dubai’s street art event, DubaiCanvas.

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This giant lipstick sculpture has been created to prove a very important point

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art, New Eco on Saturday 14 March 2015

If you’ve ever wondered what 5,000 lipsticks look like, you’re looking at it! This giant sculpture was made by Lithuanian artist Agnė Kišonaitė and it’s all to prove a point about recyclables.

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Women become invisible as their bodies are painted to blend perfectly with the background

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Saturday 14 March 2015

Yes, perverted reader, there are naked women in these photos. Too bad you won’t be able to see them. In her series ‘Lost in the Landscape’, body painter Natalie Fletcher turns her models invisible – not with a magical cloak or a high-tech gadget, but with art.

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Artist lets you see thousands of stars from the bottom of used paper bags

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 13 March 2015

The next time you want to see the starry night sky, don’t bother finding a telescope, just grab a paper bag. Japanese artist Yuken Teruya confines the beauty of a thousand stars within the walls of used paper bags in his series ‘Constellation’.

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These wooden sculptures are so realistic, you’d think they’re living, breathing people

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 11 March 2015

It’s not every day you mistake a piece of wood for a real person, but then again, Italian sculptor Peter Demetz isn’t your ordinary artist. With his mastery of the human form and wood sculpting, Demetz turns timber into life-like sculptures of people.

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Paris welcomed a rather unusual Christmas tree sculpture to its city (and it was the butt of all jokes)

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Wednesday 11 March 2015

This sculpture by Paul McCarthy was located in Place Vendome, in the heart of Paris, last year, and it quickly became the ‘butt’ of all jokes. The sculpture was simply called Tree, and was supposed to be a 80-foot inflatable Christmas tree, but it bears an uncanny resemblance to a sex toy.

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Blacksmith depicts intense emotions through steel bolts with human forms

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 10 March 2015

Oslo-based photographer and blacksmith Tobbe Malm once found a bunch of old and forgotten bolts in a barn in Bergsladen, Sweden. While most of us would easily dismiss the bolts as junk, Malm used his craft to tell their stories in an unexpectedly powerful series called ‘Bolt Poetry’.

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Artist turns car into a tank armed with 900 books to be given away for free

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 10 March 2015

Argentinian artist Raul Lemesoff drives around cities and rural areas in a tank he made himself, using books instead of bullets to liberate people from illiteracy. Called ‘Weapons of Mass Instruction’, Lemesoff’s tank was fashioned out of a 1979 Ford Falcon and filled with 900 books. Basically, it’s a library on wheels – with fake guns!

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Dr. Seuss penned a nudey book back in 1939 that only sold 2,500 copies

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Monday 9 March 2015

We all know Dr Seuss’ children’s books, but what you might not know about the author – whose real name was Theodor Seuss Geisel – is that he also penned a book in 1939 where all of the characters were in the nude. And they were all women.

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Chinese lanterns look beautiful with their reflections cast onto water at night

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Art on Friday 6 March 2015

The Lantern Festival falls on the 15th day of the first Chinese lunar month, which is March 5 this year. In celebration of this, a myriad of beautiful lanterns were on display at Tang Paradise, a Tang dynasty-style royal garden in Xi’an, China.

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Street artist transforms ordinary walls and buildings into illusions of colourful portals

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 6 March 2015

Drab walls become gateways to another dimension as these colourful portals seemingly pop out of nowhere. Street artist 1010 (pronounced as ten-ten) is responsible for these spray-painted portals, creating his illusions since 2009 around Germany, Panama, and the US.

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My Illustrated World: How the world is seen through the eyes of an illustrator

Tristan Rayner Editor

By Tristan Rayner in New Art on Tuesday 3 March 2015

We all see things differently, but showing people how the world looks to them is a unique talent – and Australian Michael Alesich’s world is full of wonder. He told us that this project was a chance to show people his surreal world.

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Artist repurposes discarded books as beautiful crystallised sculptures

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Saturday 28 February 2015

Bothered by the sight of discarded books, San Francisco-based artist Alexis Arnold tried to give unwanted literature a proper sendoff by turning them into crystallised sculptures.

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