Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Ai Weiwei: Collector's Edition

Ai Weiwei
Ai Weiwei: Collector's Edition 
Berlin, Germany: Taschen, 2015
724 pp., 45 x 34 x 7.5 cm. (book), 48 x 76 x 18.5 cm. (marble plinth)
Edition of 100 [+ 20 AP] signed and numbered copies

The deluxe edition of the Taschen monograph comprises the original cloth-bound book wrapped in a Habotai silk scarf, sitting on a Chinese marble book-rest. 

Made in close collaboration with the artist, the book (which is also available in an unsigned, trade edition of 1000 copies) features paper cut chapter openers designed by Ai Weiwei, previously unseen images from his archive, and statements on his work from exclusive interviews.

The $4,500 US deluxe edition has already sold out and the work is currently being offered in auction from Christies, with an estimate of between four and six thousand pounds. 

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