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Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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Ai Weiwei
B. 1957
F SIZE
Huali wood
51 by 51 by 51 in. 129.5 by 129.5 by 129.5 cm.
Executed in 2012.
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Provenance

Mary Boone Gallery, New York
McCabe Fine Art, Stockholm (acquired from the above)
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2012

Catalogue Note

"My work often relates to history and memory. I like to explore the interrelation between them and the skills that mankind evolved over millennia of struggle. It is about my mind negotiating with the past. Our understanding of a material is related to its purpose. According to Wittgenstein, if meaning is use, material acquires its significance from the role it plays in our survival. This is what enables art to play a constructive role in our minds and in our praxes. I'm interested in understanding reason and questioning it at the same time."

Ai WeiWei 

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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New York