Lilac Ai Weiwei Hand-Painted Limited Edition Hardback Catalogue

This striking dust jacket has been individually hand painted using one bold calligraphic stroke by Ai Weiwei Hon RA. The thick industrial lilac paint has been allowed to drip under its own weight to create this unique cover, which comes wrapped around the hardback exhibition catalogue from the artist's 2015 retrospective at the RA. This item comes boxed and is for collection only. Once your order has been processed you will be emailed by our Mail Order team who will let you know when your order will be available to collect, along with detail of where to find us. If you have any questions, please get in touch with us
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Medium Painting
Colour Purple/White
Dimensions 30 x 100cm
Fabric & material Paper/Paint
Edition 108
SKU 02083837

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Product story

Signed and hand painted by Ai Weiwei Hon RA, the bold stroke of paint used on this lilac dust jacket is reminiscent of Ai Weiwei's Coloured Vases. Antique Chinese pots were dipped into coloured paint which was then allowed to flow down each vessel, much like the paint he has used here has dripped on the page.

An artist and activist, Ai Weiwei was born in 1957. From architecture to installations, social media to documentaries, Ai uses a wide range of mediums as expressions to set up new possibilities and conditions for his audience to examine society and its values.

Ai Weiwei was elected an Honorary Royal Academician in 2011. He lives and works in Beijing, China.