London : 2015 Stock Code: 133750
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A unique copy from an edition of 110. Signed in pencil lower right by Weiwei. The dust jackets for the limited edition of the catalogue of Ai Weiwei's 2015 exhibition at the Royal Academy were individually painted by the artist in one of ten colours: black, white, yellow, red, green, blue, purple, turquoise, lilac, and grey. Using a fully loaded brush, Ai has allowed the paint to run and dribble down the paper under its own weight, producing works with an affinity to his Coloured Vases, which he creates by dipping antique Chinese ceramics into the same type of brightly coloured paint and allowing it to flow down each vessel. Published to coincide with Ai Weiwei's exhibition at the Royal Academy, London, 19 September - 13 December 2015.

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Quarto. Original grey cloth with titles to front cover blind stamped and titles to spine in black. Illustrated throughout. All housed in the publisher's grey cloth box. With the original hand painted dust jacket;


Industrial green paint allowed to drip under its own weight on 170 gsm Munken Polar paper. Sheet size 30 x 100 cm.


Excellent condition. Dust jacket presented in a white wooden frame with conservation glass by Darbyshire.



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