12 February 2010
AI WEIWEI (B. 1957)
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
ACQUIRED DIRECTLY FROM THE ARTIST BY THE PREVIOUS OWNER.
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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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