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 Ai Weiwei, Becoming (artist's book)
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TITLE:  Becoming (artist's book)
ARTIST:  Ai Weiwei (Chinese, b.1957)
WORK DATE:  2009
CATEGORY:  Mixed Media
SIZE:  h: 35 x w: 27 x d: 10.8 cm / h: 13.8 x w: 10.6 x d: 4.3 in
STYLE:  Contemporary
PRICE*:  Contact Gallery for Price
GALLERY:  Ivorypress  +34 91 449 09 61  Send Email
DESCRIPTION:  Introduction by Brendan McGetrick and interviews with Ai Weiwei and Norman Foster

The book provides a photographic journey of the construction of the new Beijing airport terminal, the largest covered structure in the world in a format similar to that of a traditional Chinese photo album.

Each book includes an original C-Print signed by Ai Weiwei and 147 offset printed facsimile photographs by the artist, which are dated and numered using a dry stamp on the frame. Each photo's frame is numbered and dated in engraved lettering on passe-partout. As a whole, they provide an unusual viewpoint of the building's development, from mass of scaffolding and bags of cement to the airport terminal that it is today.

The book comes in a box with two silver locks of 99.9 silver

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PROVENANCE:  Ivorypress and the artist
ONLINE CATALOGUE(S):  Ivorypress Inventory
EXHIBITION HISTORY:  Ai Weiwei. Becoming, Ivorypress Permanent Collection, Madrid, Spain. From 07/2011
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