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Ai Weiwei (B. 1957)
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Ai Weiwei (B. 1957)

Fairytale - 1001 Chairs (Nr. L/R-030, Nr. L/R-031)

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Ai Weiwei (B. 1957)
Fairytale - 1001 Chairs (Nr. L/R-030, Nr. L/R-031)
each: signed in Chinese 'Fairytale' (on the underside)
each: Qing dynasty wooden chair
(i) 46 ¼ x 23 ¼ x 18 1/8in. (117.5 x 59 x 46cm.)
(ii) 40 1/8 x 22 ½ x 18in. (102 x 57 x 45.7cm.)
Executed in 2007
Provenance
Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne.
Private Collection, London.
Literature
C. Merewether, Ai Weiwei: Under Construction, Sydney 2008 (another example illustrated in colour, p. 124).
K. Smith, H.U. Obrist and B. Fibicher, Ai Weiwei, London 2009 (another example illustrated in colour, pp. 39-41).
M. Siemons and A. Weiwei, Ai Weiwei, New York 2009 (another example illustrated in colour, pp. 46 and 115).
Ai Weiwei, exh. cat., Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2015 (another example illustrated in colour, pp. 80-81).
Exhibited
Kassel, Documenta 12, Fairytale, 2007.
Paris, Galerie Torri, A Few Things That I Know From Them, Braco Dimitrijevic, Hamish Fulton, Ai Weiwei, Zhao Zhao, 2013 (another example exhibited).
Wakefield, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Ai Weiwei In The Chapel, 2014.
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Post Lot Text
The pair of chairs is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

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