Lot 13
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AI WEIWEI | Hanging Man in Porcelain

90,000 - 120,000 USD
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  • Ai Weiwei
  • Hanging Man in Porcelain
  • signed, dated 2009 and numbered 95/100
  • silver and porcelain, in artist’s wooden frame
  • 19 5/8 by 16 7/8 by 1 1/8 in. 50 by 43 by 3 cm.
  • Executed in 2009.

Catalogue Note

Please note that by bidding on this lot, the successful purchaser agrees that this work not be reoffered at auction for a period of five years after the successful purchase in the (RED) auction.  Hanging Man in Porcelain represents several key aspects of Ai Weiwei’s work, including the use of finely-crafted woodwork and porcelain, as well conceptual references to Marcel Duchamp. This particular piece relates to Ai Weiwei’s 1985 portrait of Duchamp, which was crafted out of a bent wire hanger. In this work from 2009, Ai Weiwei alludes to his 1985 portrait of Duchamp, however this time the hanger is crafted in silver and glazed on top of porcelain.