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Rubikcubism. 2009-01-30 11:35:13 Reply

http://www.metro.co.uk/news/article.html ?The_?20,000_Rubiks_Cube_Mona_Lisa&in_ar ticle_id=511473&in_page_id=34

A street artist known only as Invader is making a killing recreating famous images such as Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa - out of Rubik's Cubes.

He uses up to 800 of the cult 1980s blocks for each work and then sells them for as much as £20,000 apiece.

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He has recreated the likes of Andy Warhol's Campbell's Soup, historic events such as the 9/11 attack and celebrities including Stanley Kubrick.

Each work can take up to two days to put together and Invader uses a computer-generated picture to calculate how to twist the blocks into position.

The works are all the more impressive as they appear to overcome the limits imposed by the Rubik's Cube palette of just six colours.

I just love seeing creative shit like this which flips off the killjoys saying that "nothing is original anymore". I saw more of his work in the paper, one of his pieces being the "Here's Johnny" scene from The Shining (which he called a RubikKubrick).

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Response to Rubikcubism. 2009-01-30 11:36:54 Reply

Holy crap, this is amazing. Seriously, I'd love to have something like this hanging on my wall.


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Response to Rubikcubism. 2009-01-30 11:37:13 Reply

Wow... That must take some time to do...


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Response to Rubikcubism. 2009-01-30 11:37:20 Reply

Wow, that pretty sweet.

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Response to Rubikcubism. 2009-01-30 11:42:32 Reply

Holy shit! That's pretty cool.


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Response to Rubikcubism. 2009-01-30 11:50:54 Reply

i feel sorry for the moron who actually spends 20 thousand pounds on that shit


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Response to Rubikcubism. 2009-01-30 12:01:45 Reply

*Sigh* I would be interested if he did the calculations himself rather than himself via calculator. It is still interesting, though, I wouldn't spend 20,000 Euros to purchase this so called 'Art' I mean, who could be so frivolous as to buy a replicated portrait produced out of rubiks cubes? I tell you, the world today is stupid...

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Response to Rubikcubism. 2009-01-30 12:15:51 Reply

At 1/30/09 12:09 PM, Fleek wrote: oh god, more useless talent.
how much money did this idiot spend on all the rubik's cubes?

that idiot is selling them for £20,000 apiece.

idiot

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Response to Rubikcubism. 2009-01-30 12:16:24 Reply

That must take forever. Props to them.


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Response to Rubikcubism. 2009-01-30 12:17:49 Reply

At 1/30/09 12:09 PM, Fleek wrote: oh god, more useless talent.
how much money did this idiot spend on all the rubik's cubes?

alot less than 20 000 dollars


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Response to Rubikcubism. 2009-01-30 12:29:26 Reply

Seems tough to make, but this is just worth it. Originality IS missing today, and it brings joy to my face seeing artists so dedicated as this one.
It's much harder to do than solving a cube, if you must know.


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Response to Rubikcubism. 2009-01-30 12:31:45 Reply

I fucking hate those things. I started to move it so fucking fast cuz I was pissed i couldnt solve it the thing gave me a seizure

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Response to Rubikcubism. 2009-01-30 13:29:03 Reply

that's awesome! she should do a portrait of me.

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Response to Rubikcubism. 2009-01-30 14:03:31 Reply

There is a new iphone app that solves rubik's cubes for you? How long until it takes over the world?


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Response to Rubikcubism. 2009-01-30 14:05:13 Reply

At 1/30/09 11:37 AM, EyeLovePoozy wrote: Wow, that pretty sweet.

If he likes it, it must be amazing.


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Response to Rubikcubism. 2009-01-30 14:35:47 Reply

If you guys like what you see, there's a whole bunch more on Google Images, including the 9/11 one referred to in the article.

I've got to go now, so I'll leave you with this cool little one I found.

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Response to Rubikcubism. 2009-01-30 14:53:16 Reply

Interesting.
I once had a crush on a girl who found it amazing that I could solve one.
I was planning to buy 6 Cube's and spell out here name and surprise her.
Then I found out each cube costs $12 and I had to stop talking to her...

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