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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)

153

Fairytale - 1001 Chairs

wooden chairs, Qing Dynasty
106.5 x 55.5 x 44 cm (41 7/8 x 21 7/8 x 17 3/8 in.)
101.5 x 57.5 x 43 cm (39 7/8 x 22 5/8 x 16 7/8 in.)

Executed in 2007.

Estimate
£12,000 - 18,000 

Sold for £15,000

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 6 October 2016