Ai Weiwei, ‘Crabs (Limited Edition, hand numbered Skate Deck)’, 2010-2011, Alpha 137 Gallery
Ai Weiwei, ‘Crabs (Limited Edition, hand numbered Skate Deck)’, 2010-2011, Alpha 137 Gallery
Ai Weiwei, ‘Crabs (Limited Edition, hand numbered Skate Deck)’, 2010-2011, Alpha 137 Gallery
Ai Weiwei, ‘Crabs (Limited Edition, hand numbered Skate Deck)’, 2010-2011, Alpha 137 Gallery
Ai Weiwei, ‘Crabs (Limited Edition, hand numbered Skate Deck)’, 2010-2011, Alpha 137 Gallery
Ai Weiwei, ‘Crabs (Limited Edition, hand numbered Skate Deck)’, 2010-2011, Alpha 137 Gallery
Ai Weiwei, ‘Crabs (Limited Edition, hand numbered Skate Deck)’, 2010-2011, Alpha 137 Gallery

Signed on the deck. Hand numbered from the edition of 150. This deck is inspired by the artist’s installation ‘He Xie’, a group of 3,200 ceramic crabs installed at Washington D.C.’s Hirshhorn Museum in 2011. "Crabs" refers to a slang word used for internet censorship in China. It plays on the similar sounding between ‘river crab’ and ‘harmonious’.Limited edition, hand numbered. New in publishers' shrink wrap with hanging mounts.
“I think there is a responsibility for any artist to protect freedom of expression.”
– Ai Weiwei
“Without freedom of speech there is no modern world, just a barbaric one."― Ai Weiwei
This photo is part of ‘Study in Perspective’ where Ai Weiwei openly attacks the regime in place by de-sacralizing one of the country’s most iconic and controversial sites: Tiananmen square.
What is clearly considered an ‘act of rebellion’, becomes an opportunity to denounce the total control of the Party over Chinese citizens.
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Signature: Signed on the deck. Hand numbered from the edition of 150.

About Ai Weiwei

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.

Chinese, b. 1957, Beijing, China, based in Beijing, China