Ai Weiwei

Chinese, b. 1957

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A cultural figure of international renown, Ai Weiwei is an activist, architect, curator, filmmaker, and China’s most famous artist. Open in his criticism of the Chinese government, Ai was famously detained for months in 2011, then released to house …

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£3.4m, Phillips, 2015
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Study of Perspective in Glass (Alexandrite), 2018
Sold on Jun 24, 2021
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Study of Perspective in Glass (Alexandrite), Murano glass casting
11.0 x 12.5 x 10.0 cm
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Jun 24, 2021
Dorotheum
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Study of Perspective in Glass (Alexandrite), 2018/2019, signed, Ex. 71 from the edition of 100 copies (incised on the stand area), Murano glass casting, 12.5 x 11 x 10 cm, in original packaging
Study of Perspective in Glass (Alexandrite), 2018
Study of Perspective in Glass (Alexandrite), Murano glass casting
Jun 24, 2021
Dorotheum
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11.0 x 12.5 x 10.0 cm
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Jun 24, 2021
Dorotheum
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Study of Perspective in Glass (Alexandrite), 2018/2019, signed, Ex. 71 from the edition of 100 copies (incised on the stand area), Murano glass casting, 12.5 x 11 x 10 cm, in original packaging
Hanger, 2013
Sold on Jun 21, 2021
$16,380
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stainless steel
47.9 x 21.9 x 1.0 cm
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$16,380
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Jun 21, 2021
Phillips
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Hanger, 2013
stainless steel
Jun 21, 2021
Phillips
$16,380
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47.9 x 21.9 x 1.0 cm
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Jun 21, 2021
Phillips
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$16,380
Artist's Hand, 2017
Sold on Jun 16, 2021
£4,410
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Cast urethane resin multiple with electroplated rhodium
9.5 x 12.5 x 10.8 cm
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£4,410
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Jun 16, 2021
Phillips
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Artist's Hand, 2017
Cast urethane resin multiple with electroplated rhodium
Jun 16, 2021
Phillips
£4,410
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76% est
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Sculpture
9.5 x 12.5 x 10.8 cm
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Jun 16, 2021
Phillips
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£4,410
BOMB, 2020
Sold on Jun 16, 2021
£1,638
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31% est
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Inkjet print, on Hahnemüle German etching paper
89.0 x 126.0 cm
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£1,638
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Jun 16, 2021
Phillips
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BOMB, 2020
Inkjet print, on Hahnemüle German etching paper
Jun 16, 2021
Phillips
£1,638
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89.0 x 126.0 cm
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Jun 16, 2021
Phillips
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£1,638
Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, 2012
Sold on Jun 16, 2021
£2,016
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61% est
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Screenprint, on Somerset paper
61.8 x 61.8 cm
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£2,016
Auction Sale
Jun 16, 2021
Phillips
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Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, 2012
Screenprint, on Somerset paper
Jun 16, 2021
Phillips
£2,016
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61.8 x 61.8 cm
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Jun 16, 2021
Phillips
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£2,016
Untitled (from Becoming portfolio), 2009
Sold on Apr 20, 2021
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4 offset photographs
32.5 x 25.0 cm
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Apr 20, 2021
Artcurial
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4 offset photographs Stamp "115 2006.11.17" "117 2006.11.17" "118 2006.11.17" "143 2007.12.25" 25 x 32.5 cm (each) From the book Becoming published in 45 copies + 3AP Each drunk including 147 offsets and an original artist print 4 offset photographs; stamped 9.85 x 12.6 in.
Untitled (from Becoming portfolio), 2009
4 offset photographs
Apr 20, 2021
Artcurial
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32.5 x 25.0 cm
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Apr 20, 2021
Artcurial
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4 offset photographs Stamp "115 2006.11.17" "117 2006.11.17" "118 2006.11.17" "143 2007.12.25" 25 x 32.5 cm (each) From the book Becoming published in 45 copies + 3AP Each drunk including 147 offsets and an original artist print 4 offset photographs; stamped 9.85 x 12.6 in.
To Fight with Crossed Arms, 2007
Sold on Apr 9, 2021
$19,062
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4 chromogenic prints
25.0 x 50.0 cm
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$19,062
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Apr 9, 2021
Bonhams
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2007 A series of 4 chromogenic prints, printed 2007, each signed, Gutierrez + Portefaix credit, dated, numbered '15/18' and consecutively '1-4/4' in ink on the verso; signed, dated and numbered '15/18' in ink on the accompanying certificate of authenticity affixed on the frame backing; number '15' from the edition of 18 + 2AP made for the 52nd Venice Benniale. each 19 5/8 x 9 7/8in (50 x 25cm) sheet each 21 5/8 x 11 7/8in (54.8 x 30.2cm)
To Fight with Crossed Arms, 2007
4 chromogenic prints
Apr 9, 2021
Bonhams
$19,062
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25.0 x 50.0 cm
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Apr 9, 2021
Bonhams
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$19,062
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2007 A series of 4 chromogenic prints, printed 2007, each signed, Gutierrez + Portefaix credit, dated, numbered '15/18' and consecutively '1-4/4' in ink on the verso; signed, dated and numbered '15/18' in ink on the accompanying certificate of authenticity affixed on the frame backing; number '15' from the edition of 18 + 2AP made for the 52nd Venice Benniale. each 19 5/8 x 9 7/8in (50 x 25cm) sheet each 21 5/8 x 11 7/8in (54.8 x 30.2cm)
Watermelon #27, 2006
Sold on Mar 19, 2021
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glazed porcelain
38.0 cm
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Mar 19, 2021
Sotheby's
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glazed porcelain diameter: 38 cm. 13 in. Executed in 2006.
Watermelon #27, 2006
glazed porcelain
Mar 19, 2021
Sotheby's
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38.0 cm
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Mar 19, 2021
Sotheby's
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glazed porcelain diameter: 38 cm. 13 in. Executed in 2006.
Artist's Hand, 2017
Sold on Mar 10, 2021
$6,000
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electroplated rhodium coated cast urethane resin multiple
9.5 x 10.8 x 12.7 cm
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$6,000
Auction Sale
Mar 10, 2021
Christie's
Description
AI WEIWEI (B. 1957) electroplated rhodium coated cast urethane resin multiple, 2017, with the artist's incised signature on the underside, from the edition of 1000, co-published by the Public Art Fund and eBay for Charity, New York, lacking the original box, in generally very good condition Overall: 4 ¼ x 3 ¾ x 5 in. (108 x 95 x 127 mm.)
Artist's Hand, 2017
electroplated rhodium coated cast urethane resin multiple
Mar 10, 2021
Christie's
$6,000
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9.5 x 10.8 x 12.7 cm
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Mar 10, 2021
Christie's
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$6,000
Description
AI WEIWEI (B. 1957) electroplated rhodium coated cast urethane resin multiple, 2017, with the artist's incised signature on the underside, from the edition of 1000, co-published by the Public Art Fund and eBay for Charity, New York, lacking the original box, in generally very good condition Overall: 4 ¼ x 3 ¾ x 5 in. (108 x 95 x 127 mm.)
Bombs, 2020
Sold on Mar 10, 2021
$6,000
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offset lithograph in colors, on smooth wove paper
121.9 x 182.9 cm
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$6,000
Auction Sale
Mar 10, 2021
Christie's
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AI WEIWEI (B. 1957) offset lithograph in colors, on smooth wove paper, 2020, with the artist's printed signature and numbered 30/500 on the certificate of authenticity (there were also 50 artist's proofs), co-published by the artist and Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri, the full sheet, in generally very good condition Sheet: 72 x 48 in. (1829 x 1219 mm.)
Bombs, 2020
offset lithograph in colors, on smooth wove paper
Mar 10, 2021
Christie's
$6,000
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121.9 x 182.9 cm
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Auction Sale
Mar 10, 2021
Christie's
Realized Price
$6,000
Description
AI WEIWEI (B. 1957) offset lithograph in colors, on smooth wove paper, 2020, with the artist's printed signature and numbered 30/500 on the certificate of authenticity (there were also 50 artist's proofs), co-published by the artist and Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri, the full sheet, in generally very good condition Sheet: 72 x 48 in. (1829 x 1219 mm.)