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  • Provenance

    Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2013

  • Exhibited

    Germany, Aue-Pavilion, Documenta 12, Fairytale, 16 June - 23 September 2007, pp. 208, 356 (another example exhibited and illustrated, p. 209)
    Miami, Rubell Family Collection, Beg Borrow and Steal, 2 December 2009 - 29 May 2010, pp. 23, 264 (another example exhibited and illustrated, p.23)

  • Literature

    Urs Meile, ed., Ai Weiwei Works 2004-2007, Beijing and Lucerne, 2007, pp. 8-15 (another example illustrated, pp. 158-613, 166-167)
    Ai WeiWei, Under Construction, exh. cat., Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney, 2008, pp. 125-126 (another example illustrated)
    Ai WeiWei So Sorry, exh. cat., Haus der Kunst, Munich, 2009, pp.46, 115 (another example illustrated)
    Karen Smith, Hans Obrist and Bernard Fibircher, eds., Ai WeiWei, London, 2009, pp. 38, 158 (another example illustrated, pp. 39, 41)
    Ai WeiWei Sunflower Seeds, exh. cat., Tate Modern, London, 2010, no. 19, p. 32 (another example illustrated)
    Salome Schnetz and Lionel Bovier, eds., Fairytale A Reader, Zurich, 2011, pp. 36, 38-39, 47, 108 (another example illustrated)
    Ai WeiWei According to What, exh. cat., Mori Art Museum, Tokyo; Hirshorn Museum an Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C., 2012, p. 100 (another example illustrated p.32)
    Ai WeiWei, exh. cat., Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2015, pp. 44, 64, 79, 235 (another example illustrated, pp. 80-81)
    Hanz Werner Holzwarth, ed., Ai WeiWei, Cologne, 2016, p. 594 (another example illustrated, pp. 188, 306-307, 415, 594)
    Art and China After 1989: Theater of the World, exh. cat., Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Guggenheim Museum Bilbao; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 2017, pp. 274, 318 (another example illustrated, pp. 250-251, 276)

160

Two works: (i) Fairytale 1001 Chair; (ii) Fairytale 1001 Chair

each titled 'Fairytale [in Chinese]' on the underside
Qing Dynasty wooden chairs
i) 92.5 x 47 x 40.7 cm (36 3/8 x 18 1/2 x 16 in.)
ii) 90 x 49.2 x 39.8 cm (35 3/8 x 19 3/8 x 15 5/8 in.)

Executed in 2007.

Estimate
£4,000 - 6,000 

Sold for £5,040

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London Auction 9 December 2021