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Ai Weiwei

Swatter, 2007

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"Brass, gilded,
19 3/4 x 2 3/4 x 2/8” (50 x 7 x 0,5 cm),
Ed. 55/XXV, signed and numbered

How to kill two birds with one swatter: exercise artistic license and create a make-believe readymade.


"“There was an ineffable sense, that grey afternoon, that old hierarchies were on their way toward obsolescence, that it wasn’t quite as much of an honor as it might once have been for a Chinese artist to be visited by the New York Times.” Philip Tinari Parkett No. 81, 2007"