Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei, ‘Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2012’, 2012, Serpentine Galleries

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2012 2012
Silkscreen print on Somerset 410gsm paper
84.1 x 84.1 cm
Edition of 200, each signed and numbered

The Limited Edition silkscreen print beautifully illustrates the concept behind this year's structure, which is based upon the forms of the eleven previous Serpentine Gallery Pavilions. Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei's print features nine patterns, each demonstrating a different design aspect of their Pavilion. A reflection of the architect's unique design process, this print layers and combines the architectural plans for the structures that have gone before. Tracing the contingent patterns formed by the striations of the foundations, this print details the historical terrain that has informed the final shape of the 2012 Pavilion.

Image rights: Courtesy of Serpentine Gallery