Thursday, March 31, 2011

100 Million Sunflower Seeds

"China's 1st global art star"
"Beijing's Andy Warhol"

Ai WeiWei is a Chinese artist with an opinion. Known for publicly criticizing the Chinese government Ai WeiWei's outspokenness has been met with considerable backlash, including an incident that landed him in the hospital for brain injury after a scuffle with police.

His latest exhibition, Sunflower Seeds, was installed at the Tate Modern Turbine Hall in October of 2010. 100 million individually hand painted porcelain sunflower seeds cover the floor of the exhibition hall.

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