Ai Weiwei (b. 1957)
Ai Weiwei (b. 1957)

Fairytale – 1001 Chairs

Ai Weiwei (b. 1957)
Fairytale – 1001 Chairs
23 elements-- Qing dynasty wooden chairs [1644-1911]
dimensions varied
smallest element: 35 x 20 1/2 x 16 1/2 in. (88.9 x 52 x 41.9 cm.)
largest element: 47 1/4 x 17 3/4 x 22 3/8 in. (120 x 45 x 56.8 cm.)
(23)Executed in 2007.
Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing-Lucerne
Acquired from the above by the present owner
C. Merewether, Ai Weiwei: Under Construction, Sydney, 2008, p. 124 (illustrated).
K. Smith, H.U. Obrist and B. Fibicher, Ai Weiwei, London, 2009, pp. 39-41 and 50 (illustrated).
M. Siemons and A. Weiwei, Ai Weiwei So Sorry, New York, 2009, pp. 46 and 115 (illustrated).
Ai Weiwei: According to What?, exh. cat., Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, 2012, p. 137 (illustrated).
Ai Weiwei, exh. cat., Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2015, pp. 80-81, no. 56 (illustrated).
Exhibition 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).
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