Collect a silkscreen rendition of Ai Weiwei’s emblematic gesture of defiance.
Middle Finger in Red will be available to order for 24 hours only on Thursday 30 March. The radial composition – created specially for the edition and printed in two layers – references the raised middle finger which defines Ai’s seminal series, Study of Perspective.
Begun in 1995, the series asserts the importance of our collective freedom to form, hold and express individual beliefs. For almost 20 years Ai has reprised Study of Perspective at sites of power worldwide, prompting a tide of recreations by members of the public. To him, the power of a simple gesture is that anyone can make it.
The 24 hour edition marks the opening of a landmark exhibition of new and archival works by Ai Weiwei at the Design Museum in London – the first of four limited edition artworks conceived in tandem with the show. Proceeds will support the museum’s future.
Ai Weiwei - Middle Finger in Red - 2023 SOLD OUT
Medium: 2 colour silkscreen print on 410gsm Somerset Tub Sized Satin White paper
Size: 60 x 60 cm
Edition size will be confirmed once the 24 hour window ends
Signed by the artist; individually numbered
Price: € 496
This Ai Weiwei timed-release will be available for 24 hours starting Thursday 30, March – 14:00 GMT at Avant Arte.