Ai Weiwei (B. 1957)
each: signed in Chinese (on the underside)
each: Qing dynasty wooden chairs
(i) 40 ½ x 21 7/8 x 17 ¾in. (103 x 55.5 x 45cm.)
(ii) 42 1/8 x 22 5/8 x 18 ½in. 107 x 57.5 x 47cm.)
Executed in 2007
Galerie Urs Meile, Bejing.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
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).
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 (another example exhibited).
Sale room notice
Please note that this work is titled Fairytale in Chinese, and not signed as stated in the printed catalogue.

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