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46

Ai Weiwei

Forever

Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei

Forever

Forever

Ai Weiwei

b. 1957

Forever


forty-two bicycles

overall: 275 by 450 cm. 108¼ by 177⅛ in.

Executed in 2003, this work is number 3 from an edition of 5.

Colour:

Please note the colours in the online catalogue illustration may vary depending on screen settings.


Condition:

This work is in very good condition. Extremely close inspection reveals some minor scuffs and scratches in isolated places throughout, found on the metal frames, seat posts, handle-bars and suspension forks. There are a few missing bolts and in places the structure is further supported by ties, at times when installed some tires become compressed by the bicycle spokes, all in keeping with the varying nature of the installation.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Nicholas Robinson Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Charles Merewether, Ai Weiwei: Under Construction, Sydney 2008, p. 112, illustrated in colour
Cologne, Museum Ludwig, We Call it Ludwig: The Museum is Turning 40!, August 2016 - January 2017, pp. 25-29, illustrated in colour, pp. 197-198, illustrated (edition no. unknown)