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Ai Weiwei

Bicycle, 2014

Stainless steel body, white tires and seat imprinted with an image of the artist's face.
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39 x 25 x 69 in. (99.1 x 63.5 x 175.3 cm)

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Ai Weiwei's custom-made, fully …

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39 x 25 x 69 in. (99.1 x 63.5 x 175.3 cm)

From the Catalogue:
Ai Weiwei's custom-made, fully functioning bicycle edition—which the artist says symbolize the innate human desire for free will in expression and mobility—were first exhibited during the Brooklyn Museum’s 2014 retrospective Ai Weiwei: According to What?

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Incised with signature, dated and numbered '015' on a circular plate affixed to the handle bar stem (the edition was 60).
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 arrest. “I don’t see myself as a dissident artist,” he says. “I see them as a dissident government!” Some of Ai’s best known works are installations, often tending towards the conceptual and sparking dialogue between the contemporary world and traditional Chinese modes of thought and production. For Sunflower Seeds (2010) at the Tate Modern, he scattered 100 million porcelain “seeds” handpainted by 1,600 Chinese artisans—a commentary on mass consumption and the loss of individuality. His infamous Coca Cola Vase (1994) is a Han Dynasty urn emblazoned with the ubiquitous soft-drink logo. Ai also served as artistic consultant on the design of the “Bird’s Nest” stadium for Beijing’s 2008 Olympics, and has curated pavilions and museum exhibitions around the globe.

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39 x 25 x 69 in. (99.1 x 63.5 x 175.3 cm)

From the Catalogue:
Ai Weiwei's custom-made, fully …

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39 x 25 x 69 in. (99.1 x 63.5 x 175.3 cm)

From the Catalogue:
Ai Weiwei's custom-made, fully functioning bicycle edition—which the artist says symbolize the innate human desire for free will in expression and mobility—were first exhibited during the Brooklyn Museum’s 2014 retrospective Ai Weiwei: According to What?

Read more
Signature
Incised with signature, dated and numbered '015' on a circular plate affixed to the handle bar stem (the edition was 60).
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 arrest. “I don’t see myself as a dissident artist,” he says. “I see them as a dissident government!” Some of Ai’s best known works are installations, often tending towards the conceptual and sparking dialogue between the contemporary world and traditional Chinese modes of thought and production. For Sunflower Seeds (2010) at the Tate Modern, he scattered 100 million porcelain “seeds” handpainted by 1,600 Chinese artisans—a commentary on mass consumption and the loss of individuality. His infamous Coca Cola Vase (1994) is a Han Dynasty urn emblazoned with the ubiquitous soft-drink logo. Ai also served as artistic consultant on the design of the “Bird’s Nest” stadium for Beijing’s 2008 Olympics, and has curated pavilions and museum exhibitions around the globe.

Ai Weiwei

Bicycle, 2014

Stainless steel body, white tires and seat imprinted with an image of the artist's face.
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