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Turquoise Ai Weiwei Hand-Painted Limited Edition Hardback Catalogue

Published to coincide with his major exhibition at the Royal Academy, this book explores the multidisciplinary work of Ai Weiwei HON RA.

For this special edition hardback catalogue, Weiwei hand painted unique dust jackets in a selection of ten colours. Produced in a limited number of 110, each cover is signed and numbered by the artist, and presented in a clothbound clamshell box.

 

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Dimensions 30 x 100cm
Fabric & material Paper/Paint
Edition 108
Medium Painting
SKU 02083840

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Product story

To mark his landmark exhibition at the Royal Academy in 2015 – which took place just after the artist was released from house arrest in China – Ai Weiwei HON RA created a limited edition of 110 hardback covers. In each, a bold, calligraphic stroke sweeps across the paper to produce a painting of great vibrancy and spontaneity in celebration of the tactile qualities of the medium. Using a fully loaded brush, Ai allowed the paint to run and dribble down the paper under its own weight, producing works with an affinity to his Coloured Vases, which he creates by dipping antique Chinese ceramics into the same type of brightly coloured paint and allowing it to flow downwards.

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