Ai Weiwei - Editions & Works on Paper New York Thursday, October 22, 2020 | Phillips

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  • "Duchamp had the bicycle wheel, Warhol had the image of Mao. I have a totalitarian regime. It is my readymade." —Ai Weiwei

    Ai Weiwei's custom-made, fully functioning bicycle edition—which the artist says symbolize the innate human desire for free will in expression and mobility—were first exhibited during the Brooklyn Museum’s 2014 retrospective Ai Weiwei: According to What?



Stainless steel body, white tires and seat imprinted with an image of the artist's face.
39 x 25 x 69 in. (99.1 x 63.5 x 175.3 cm)
Incised with signature, dated and numbered '015' on a circular plate affixed to the handle bar stem (the edition was 60).

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$6,000 - 9,000 

Sold for $16,380

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 21 - 22 October 2020