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  • Provenance

    Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Kassel, Documenta 12, Fairytale, 2007
    Wakefield, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Ai Weiwei In The Chapel, 2014

  • Literature

    C. Merewether, Ai Weiwei: Under Construction, Sydney, 2008, p. 124 (another example illustrated)
    K. Smith, H.U. Obrist and B. Fibicher, Ai Weiwei, London, 2009, pp. 39-41 (another example illustrated)
    M. Siemons and A. Weiwei, Ai Weiwei, New York, 2009, pp.46 and 115 (another example illustrated)
    Ai Weiwei, exh. cat., Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2015, pp. 80-81 (another example illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    The most important aspect of Fairytale is each participant’s personal experience identity, and imagination - these are irreplaceable. - AI WEIWEI

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Fairytale - 1001 Chairs

2007
wooden chairs, Qing Dynasty
120 x 57 x 44 cm (47 1/4 x 22 1/2 x 17 3/8 in.)
105 x 55 x 44 cm (41 3/8 x 21 5/8 x 17 3/8 in.)

This work is accompanied by a gallery certificate of authenticity.

Estimate
£12,000 - 18,000 

Sold for £17,500

Contact Specialist
Henry Highley
Head of Sale
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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 28 June 2016