Ai Weiwei

Study of Perspective in Glass (Opaline White)

Ai Weiwei

Study of Perspective in Glass (Opaline White)

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Murano glass casting
Edition Size:
9 x 12,5 x 10 cm (3.5 x 4.9 x 3.9 in.)
Inscribed on the bottom
Signed and numbered on accompanying Certificate of Authenticity

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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.

“You’re living at somebody else’s cost, and it’s immoral by not bearing your responsibility.”
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

Ai Weiwei Weng Contemporary

The Chinese artist is one of the most celebrated contemporary artists in the East and West, a global citizen who calls for political investigation within his wide practice. Ai Weiwei investigates and questions institutions and regimes at the core of his work, he measures our existence in relation to economic, political, and social forces, while his practice is rooted in Chinese tradition he executes within a contemporary and conceptual creativity.

About the printing Technique


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