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A Lego Nazi concentration camp criticised for trivialising the Holocaust has been purchased by the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw. The museum reportedly paid $71,800 to a Norwegian collector for the 1996 piece by Polish artist Zbigniew Libera. The work features crematoria and barracks made from Lego bricks, as well as Lego inmates beaten by Lego guards. The museum said in a statement that it is "one of the most important works of contemporary Polish art," and the piece is expected to go on display later this year.
Lego Corporation gave Libera the bricks for free without a clear vision of the project, and without knowing how he would use them. This led Libera to say his work was "sponsored by Lego Systems," but Lego insists that they did not endorse his artwork.