Ai Weiwei, ‘Serpentine Gallery Pavilion’, 2012, Heritage Auctions
Ai Weiwei, ‘Serpentine Gallery Pavilion’, 2012, Heritage Auctions
Ai Weiwei, ‘Serpentine Gallery Pavilion’, 2012, Heritage Auctions
Ai Weiwei, ‘Serpentine Gallery Pavilion’, 2012, Heritage Auctions

Unframed.

This work was produced on the occasion of the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion by Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei, June 1-October 14, 2012. This lot is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from the Serpentine Gallery.

Signature: Signed and numbered along the lower edge

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

Exhibition Highlights

2017
Copenhagen ,
Ai Weiwei: Soleil Levant