MCA visitors on Work No. 792

Posted November 8, 2012

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Martin Creed
Work No. 792, 2007
Lego
40.6 x 3.7 x 1.3 in. (103 x 9.5 x 3.2 cm)
Collection of Honus Tandijono
Installation view, Martin Creed Plays Chicago, MCA Chicago, 2012
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago

“What do I think? Clever, nostalgic, simple. A lot of people don’t like 
to see simple things in a museum, 
but I appreciate art that gets back to the basics.”

“I like the whimsy factor here. Proportions  impossibly small and impossibly thin at the same time. Playfulness is my general vibe.”

“I noticed the eyeball immediately, 
and I first thought I saw painted bands, not Legos, probably because I’m in 
a museum.”

“Wow, Creed wasn’t shy about doing the phallic thing here. I mean, it’s not so subtle.”

“It’s a tower, a monument. Small, 
but I like it anyway.”

“Well, I work at a preschool, so 
this makes me think of my job . . . sincerely.”

“My wife was all about building blocks. They used to call her Princess Lego. So I enjoy this on her behalf.”