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New York (from Papercut Portfolio), 2019

Print

Papercut

23.60 x 23.60 in

59.9 x 59.9 cm

Edition of 250

This work comes with a Certificate of Authenticity and is hand-signed by the artist in pencil

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    About The Work

    Here, Ai Weiwei employs the ancient Chinese art of papercutting to reflect on his life and work. 

    Meticulously cut in large format, colored fine art paper, 'New York' mirrors his time in the New York from 1982 to 1993. Ai developed from a painter into an artist transforming found objects into surreal sculptures. He had been part of the seminal Stars group of painters in Beijing, but in New York, he broadened his practice, taking up photography and making sculptures that reshaped or alienated found objects. Encircled by a bordure of the Manhattan skyline, this papercut features some of Ai’s early works from the time, including Three Clothes Hangers as a Star (1983) and Safe Sex (1986), a raincoat perforated by the artist with a ring and a condom, “because around that time everybody was so scared about AIDS.”

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