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Ai Weiwei: Circle of Animals

Ai Weiwei: Circle of Animals

Ai Weiwei: Circle of Animals

$49.95

AI WEIWEI. Delson, Susan, ed.

Prestel. 2011

Book ID: 89566

Ai Weiwei: Circle of Animals. Ai Weiwei's Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads features twelve large-scale bronze animal heads, each depicting a segment of the ancient Chinese zodiac. Ai Weiwei based the sculpture on a complex zodiac fountain that was built for an imperial retreat in eighteenth-century China. This book compares Ai Weiwei's work to the original zodiac heads; features interviews with Ai Weiwei conducted at various periods during the sculpture's development; offers a historical overview of the events surrounding the mountain's looting; and follows the trail of the original heads as they are sold and resold amidst political furor.

222 pp., illus Cl.