Medium: Electroplated rhodium on cast urethane resin
Measurement: 5" x 4" x 4"
Note: Artist’s signature inscribed on the base
Irreverent and striking, this exclusive new rhodium-plated cast model of Ai Weiwei’s hand has been created by the artist on the occasion of his ambitious new citywide Public Art Fund exhibition Good Fences Make Good Neighbors, on view in New York City Oct 2017 – Feb 2018. The gesture is adapted from Ai’s famed photo series, Study of Perspective (ongoing since 1995), in which his left arm is extended forward with his middle finger raised in front of significant global landscapes, buildings, and monuments. A rejection of authority and political oppression, and an affirmation of individual expression, Artist’s Hand is the embodiment of the artist’s ethos.