Ai Weiwei and TASCHEN present an unprecedented fine art jewellery collaboration following the success of the artist’s Papercut Portfolio. With the Zodiac Charms, Ai returns to his seminal 2010 work Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads, an exploration of history, authenticity, and cultural dialogue. In this new, exclusive jewellery version on the theme, he turns to the multifaceted personal meanings the Chinese zodiac has held over the centuries. The charm has been sculpted by the artist based on its appearance in the earlier work and hand-cast in 999 pure gold.
Ai Weiwei - Zodiac Charms Necklace - Art Edition - 2023 - SOLD OUT
Medium: Chain of 12 Zodiac Charms, hand-cast in 999 pure gold; length of the necklace: 59 cm, adjustable; in a clamshell box with a booklet
Size: Length of the necklace: 59 cm, adjustable
Edition of 48
Signed and numbered
Price: £ 36,000
Ai Weiwei - Zodiac Charms - 2023
Medium: Zodiac Charm hand-cast in 999 pure gold; on a red silk string, packaged in a clamshell box with a booklet
Each in an edition of 99
Price: £ 2,950 (each)
You can order these Ai Weiwei pieces from TASCHEN.