Ai Weiwei - Glass Vase - 2023 SOLD OUT
Antiquity and life under capitalism coalesce in an edition of glass vases by Ai Weiwei.
Traditional Chinese ceramics have appeared in Ai’s work on numerous occasions, most notably in 1995 when he dropped (and smashed) a priceless Han Dynasty urn on camera. The artist has also adorned similarly-irreplicable urns in paint with the iconic Coca-Cola logo. With such artworks Ai juxtaposes new with old, and artisanal skill with mass manufacture – questioning the value we ascribe to the objects that surround us.
Cast in translucent red glass using an iron mould on Murano – a group of islands in the Venetian Lagoon renowned for glassmaking – the vase encompasses a new juncture for the artist’s ongoing reflections on iconography, repetition and commodification.
Medium: Cast vase in translucent red glass.
Size: ⌀ 19cm x 21cm x 21.2cm
Edition of 300
Artist’s signature engraved on base.
Price: € 968 (incl. VAT)
You can register your interest in this limited edition Ai Weiwei sculpture at Avant Arte.
The release date is Wednesday 26, July - 15:00 CEST
Delivery update from Avant Arte July 27th, 2023.
"Unfortunately, there have been some unexpected delays during production due to issues with a faulty kiln and we are still waiting to collect a large portion of the editions from our trusted producer. We will be dispatching the vases in batches as and when they are ready, with the last batch being ready to ship in approximately 10 weeks.
We understand that this is way later than expected and we are deeply sorry for the inconvenience. As soon as we receive the vases and we have completed our meticulous quality checks, they will be packed and shipped to you asap. Rest assured we are doing all we can to make sure the edition reaches you as quickly as possible and in perfect condition."