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34 hand-painted porcelain sunflower seeds-2010.

34 original sunflower seeds made and designed by the artist Ai Weiwei.

Size:ca 20 mm in length and 5 to 7 mm thick.

All seeds are cast, fired and then hand-painted in Jindezhen city.

In 2010 Ai Weiwei covered the floor of the Turbine Hall at the Tate Modern in London with 100 million sunflower seeds. Ai made them of porcelain, a traditional Chinese product. This material was originally extremely precious and exclusive. Today it is a mass product used for worldwide export. All sunflower seeds are hand-made and painted by hundreds of workers in a workshop in Jingdezhen.

Recently, museum Voorlinden in Wassenaar also included a number of seeds in their collection.

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Item #P77419

  • In condition as donated.
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