Fairytale - 1001 Chairs
Artist: Ai Weiwei
Artwork: Fairytale - 1001 Chairs
Size: (i) 102.5 x 58 x 45.5; (ii) 111 x 59.3 x 46 cm
Medium: each: Qing Dynasty wooden chair
Creation year: 2007
Marks: (i) Titled 'Fairytale' in Chinese (on the underside); numbered '057' (on a label affixed to the underside); (ii) Titled 'Fairytale' in Chinese (on the underside); numbered '078' (on a label affixed to the underside)
Category: Sculptures And Ceramics
Provenance: Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing; Acquired from the previous by the present owner
Exhibition history: Kassel, Documenta 12, Fairytale, 2007, p. 356 (installation view illustrated in colour, p. 209); Wakefield, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Ai Weiwei: In The Chapel, 2014 (another example exhibited, installation views illustrated in colour, pp. 33-41)

Christie's London

Date: 2018-10-05
Lot Number: 358