Ai Weiwei

Study of Perspective in Glass (Deep Amber)

Ai Weiwei

Study of Perspective in Glass (Deep Amber)

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Details

Technique:
Glass casting
Year:
2018/19
Edition Size:
100
Dimensions:
9 x 12.5 x 10 cm (3.5 x 4.9 x 3.9 in)
Signature:
Signed and numbered on certificate

About the Artwork

Ai Weiwei’s middle finger has been a recurrent theme in the artist production. His photographic series, Study of Perspective (from 1995 onwards), encourages questioning towards governments, institutions and establishments. Ai’s middle finger in flipping of the bird gesture in front of symbols of power across the globe, from the Tiananmen Square to the White House, makes explicit the artist’s rejection of any form of oppression against human freedom. With a raise of his middle finger, Weiwei champions the social responsibility and the importance of standing for our own values and not those created by others.

“Just be aware that life is special. If we’re conscious about it, then things will change.”
Ai Weiwei


This precious edition of 100 Study of Perspective in Glass (2019) in six different colours nods to the series Study of Perspective, pointing out to the artist’s deepest beliefs regarding freedom of speech and democratic values. The translation in Murano glass of the iconic Ai Weiwei’s middle finger in six different colours, is powerful and yet elegant. The sculptures, made out from the artist´s own hand cast, embody the deep and engaged message of Study of Perspective series in an edition of precious material and superlative craftsmanship: the innate light and airy qualities of the glass melt with the sturdiness of the design producing a rare effect of beauty and mystic power.

About the Artist

Born on August 28, 1957 in Beijing, China, Ai Weiwei is without any doubts one of the most celebrated contemporary artist and political activist of our days.

About the printing Technique

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Innovations and developments in classical printing techniques have allowed artists to create limited Editions also in three dimensional shapes.