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From its fascinating historical origins to its contemporary symbolic significance, every aspect of Ai Weiwei's beautiful and monumental work of art is explored in this illustrated volume that also guides readers through the highlights of the artist's career. Ai Weiwei's Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads features twelve large-scale bronze animal heads, each depicting a segment ...more
Hardcover, 219 pages
Published October 24th 2011 by Prestel Publishing
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University of Chicago Magazine
Susan Delson, AB'72
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Among the most celebrated of contemporary artists, Ai Weiwei is no stranger to controversy. , his first work of monumental public art, drew worldwide attention in spring 201, when the artist was detained by Chinese authorities shortly before the work debuted in New York. Held incommunicado for 80 days, Ai Weiwei was released only after an international protest campaign was mounted by museums, artists, and concerned citizens.

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