Anthology Film Archives Benefit and Auction
2 March, 2017
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Ai Weiwei
Watermelon, 2006

Porcelain

15 3/4 x 15 3/4 x 15 3/4" (40 x 40 x 40 cm)

Estimate: $80,000 - 120,000

SOLD for $85,000

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Ai Weiwei
Title Watermelon
Medium glazed porcelain
Year of Work 2009
Size 16 1/2 x 16 1/2 x 16 1/2 in. (41.9 x 41.9 x 41.9 cm.)
Sale of. Christie's New York: Friday, March 4, 2016 [Lot 00176] First Open: Post-War and Contemporary Art
Estimate 40,000 - 60,000 USD
Sold For 60,000 USD Premium

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Ai Weiwei
Title Watermelon
Medium glazed porcelain
Year of Work 2006
Size 15 3/4 x 15 3/8 x 15 3/8 in. (40 x 39 x 39 cm.)
Sale of. Christie's London: Friday, October 16, 2015 [Lot 00003] Post War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction
Estimate 50,000 - 70,000 GBP (77,184 - 108,058 USD)
Sold For 62,500 GBP Premium (96,480 USD)

artist biography

Ai Weiwei (b. 1957) is a Chinese Contemporary artist and activist. Ai was one of four runners-up in Time's Person Of The Year 2011 award. Other awards included: Wall Street Journal Innovators Award (Art), Foreign Policy Top Global Thinkers of 2011 (Rank 180, The Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation Award for Courage, ArtReview Power 100 (Rank 10), Membership at the Academy of Arts, Berlin, The 2011 TIME 100, The Wallpaper 150, Honorary Academician at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, and Skowhegan Medal for Multidisciplinary Art, New York.

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