Wave Plate

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  • Provenance

    Courtesy of the Artist and Lisson Gallery, London and New York

  • Catalogue Essay

    A global citizen, artist and thinker, Ai Weiwei moves between modes of production and investigation, subject to the direction and outcome of his research, whether into the Chinese earthquake of 2008 or the worldwide plight of refugees and forced migrant, the subject of his recent feature-length documentary, Human Flow. Beyond concerns of form or protest, Ai measures our existence in relation to economic, political, natural and social forces, uniting craftsmanship with conceptual creativity. Universal symbols of humanity and community, such as bicycles, flowers and trees, as well as the perennial problems of borders and conflicts are given renewed potency though installations, sculptures, films and photographs, while Ai continues to speak out publicly on issues he believes important. He is one of the leading cultural figures of his generation and serves as an example for free expression both in China and internationally.

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Ai Weiwei

Wave Plate

porcelain
21 5/8 x 21 1/4 x 4 3/8 in. (55 x 54 x 11.2 cm.)
Executed in 2014, this work is from a series of unique variants.

Estimate
$140,000 - 190,000 

sold for $154,000

Contact Specialist
Sam Mansour
Head of Sale
+1 212 940 1219
smansour@phillips.com

Art for One Drop

New York Charity Auction 21 September 2018