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Ai Weiwei, Crabs, 2010

Ai Weiwei
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Description

Ai Weiwei

Crabs, 2010-2011

Limited Edition, hand numbered Silkscreen on 100% Canadian 2-Ply Maplewood Skateboard. Signed on the deck.
31 × 8 in
78.7 × 20.3 cm
Edition 126/150
 
Highly desirable and sought after limited edition; long sold out worldwide. Hand numbered from the edition of 150 and signed on the deck. The text reads:
"THE WORLD IS NOT CHANGING IF YOU DON'T SHOULDER THE BURDEN OF RESPONSIBILITY."
This skateboard was inspired by the artist’s installation ‘He Xie’, a group of 3,200 ceramic crabs installed at Washington D.C.’s Hirshhorn Museum in 2011. "Crabs" refers to a slang word used for internet censorship in China. It plays on the similar sounding between ‘river crab’ and ‘harmonious’. Brand new in original shrink wrap.
“I think there is a responsibility for any artist to protect freedom of expression.”
– Ai Weiwei
“Without freedom of speech there is no modern world, just a barbaric one."― Ai Weiwei
This photo is part of ‘Study in Perspective’ where Ai Weiwei openly attacks the regime in place by de-sacralizing one of the country’s most iconic and controversial sites: Tiananmen square.
What is clearly considered an ‘act of rebellion’, becomes an opportunity to denounce the total control of the Party over Chinese citizens.
 
Signed on the deck. Hand numbered from the edition of 150.

Measurements

Height:   31.00
Width:   8.00
Depth:   0.50