• Post-War and Contemporary Art  auction at Christies

    Sale 7835

    Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Auction

    12 February 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 262

    AI WEIWEI (B. 1957)

    CORNER TABLE

    Price Realised  

    AI WEIWEI (B. 1957)
    CORNER TABLE
    QING DYNASTY WOOD
    43 3/8 X 43 3/8 X 43 3/8IN. (110 X 110 X 110CM)
    EXECUTED IN 2007, THIS WORK IS UNIQUE


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    'IT INTERESTS ME TO TRY AND CREATE SOMETHING WITH NO PURPOSE TO IT; BUT TO MAKE ART ALSO CREATES A PURPOSE' (AI WEIWEI INTERVIEWED BY K. SMITH, 'WHERE ARCHITECTS FEAR TO TREND', ART INDIA, APRIL 2008, P. 59).

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    Provenance

    ACQUIRED DIRECTLY FROM THE ARTIST BY THE PREVIOUS OWNER.