Ai Weiwei, ‘The China Bag (Zodiac) Bag’, 2020, Fashion Design and Wearable Art, Red PVC bag with transparent inlay, Artware Editions
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Ai Weiwei

The China Bag (Zodiac) Bag, 2020

Red PVC bag with transparent inlay
18 1/2 × 25 2/5 × 1 in
47 × 64.5 × 2.5 cm
.
$500
Ships from Jersey City, NJ, US
Shipping: $35 domestic, $125 rest of world
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Artware Editions

White PVC bag with transparent inlay
18.5 x 25.4 inches
edition of 2,500
custom gift box

The bag takes …

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Brand new
Signature
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Frame
Not included
Manufacturer
Taschen
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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White PVC bag with transparent inlay
18.5 x 25.4 inches
edition of 2,500
custom gift box

The bag takes its motif from a papercut created by Ai Weiwei as part of his Papercut Portfolio, which was published by TASCHEN in a signed and limited edition in 2019.

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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

The China Bag (Zodiac) Bag, 2020

Red PVC bag with transparent inlay
18 1/2 × 25 2/5 × 1 in
47 × 64.5 × 2.5 cm
.
$500
Ships from Jersey City, NJ, US
Shipping: $35 domestic, $125 rest of world
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