Ai Weiwei

Artist’s Hand (2017)
Sculpture-Volume Resin
Size of the artwork 12.7 x 10.2 x 10.2 cm (5 x 4.02 x 4.02 in)

Multiple (1000)
Certificate issued by
Good Fences Makes Good Neighbours
Signature base
Condition excellent
Public Art Fund
Artwork description

Cast urethane resin multiple with electroplated rhodium, contained in the original cardboard presentation box and the genuine Ebay packaging box. Incised signature on the underside, from the edition of 1000, published by the Public Art Fund, USA in collaboration with eBay for Charity to benefit the exhibition Ai Weiwei: Good Fences Make Good Neighbors, New York, 12 October 2017 – 11 February 2018.

Dissident artist Ai Weiwei is famous for conceptual artworks that challenge authority and explore the links between the contemporary world and traditional Chinese culture. His photographs, sculptures, films, performances, and installations earned him ire from the Chinese government, which imprisoned him for 81 days in 2011 and razed his studio in 2018. Ai left the country in 2015. His most lauded works include Sunflower Seeds (2010)—for which the artist scattered 100 million porcelain “seeds” (hand-painted by Chinese artisans) across the floor of Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall—and Dropping a Han Dynasty Urn (1995), in which he destroyed the eponymous cultural artifact. Urns are frequent motifs throughout Ai’s practice, which often comments on mass consumption, individuality, censorship, and interconnections among contemporary cultures. Ai studied at the Beijing Film Academy before attending Parsons School

of Design, and he has exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Copenhagen, Beijing, London, and other cities. His work belongs in the collections of multiple institutions, including Centre Pompidou, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Tate, among others. Ai served as an artistic consultant for the design of the Bird’s Nest stadium for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Electroplated rhodium on cast urethane resin. Signed on underside. New in Artist designed box.
from Public Art Fund with original documentation

ArtGiverny Patrick Weil Bertrand
P.O. Box 10993
Oakland, CA 94610

ArtGiverny – Patrick Weil Bertrand

By Appoinment only

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