Hanging Man (Silver)

Mixed Media

Silver, porcelain, and Huali wood

19.62 x 17.25 x 1.20 in

49.8 x 43.8 x 3.0 cm

Edition of 100

This work is signed on verso, dated, and numbered in ink.

About The Work

This work was represents several key aspects of Ai Weiwei’s work, including the use of finely-crafted woodwork and porcelain, as well conceptual references to Marcel Duchamp. This particular piece relates to Ai Weiwei’s 1985 portrait of Duchamp, which was crafted out of a bent wire hanger. In this work from 2009, the hanger has been crafted in silver and glazed on top of porcelain.

This work is Edition 90 of 100; although it’s an edition, there is slight difference in appearance due to the variation of the wood grain

Courtesy of Foundation for Contemporary Arts

About Ai Weiwei

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