'Detail of Water Lillies #1' by Ai Weiwei, 2023
Exhibition print from the artist's 'Making Sense' show at Design Museum, London.
11.8 x 16 Inches
30 x 40 Centimeters
Archival pigment print on 240gsm smooth white fine art paper.
Based on Weiwei's mesmerising work uses 650,000 individual lego bricks.
New in mylar sleeve with details on reverse.
ABOUT THE ART
This premium gloss paper print depicts a close-up of multi disciplinary artist Ai Weiwei's re-interpretation of Monet's classic Waterlilies. Weiwei's mesmerising work, on display at the Design Museum until 30th July 2023, uses 650,000 individual lego bricks in 22 colours and measures nearly 50 feet in length.
Lego is suggestive of the pixels through which we often engage with art today, whether the work is natively digital or a photograph shared online.
Given his remarkable life and work, Ai Weiwei (b. 1957, Beijing) stands as a unique international figure. He is both one of the most celebrated contemporary artists and one of the world’s most prominent and respected human rights activists. The exhibition draws on many aspects of his career as a visual artist and architect, and is informed by both his own life experience and the plight of displaced people.
In 2016, Ai and his film team traveled to 23 countries and 40+ refugee camps while filming his documentary feature, Human Flow.