Yes just how amazing!JR8 wrote:Oh really, I did not know that...Eau2011 wrote:Yeah, I know that Sunflower seeds, impressive! Was in D before.JR8 wrote: Al Weiwei is also well known in the UK. He recently had an art installation called 'Sunflower seeds' in the turbine hall of the Tate Modern Gallery. That vast room is the most prestigious space for contemporary art in the country.
Here is an article on the London exhibition together with photos...
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... s-art.html
Installations in that space are on a ... vast scale. It is hard not to be wowed.
Oh, and I read just last week that Weiwei had sold (from memory) 100,000 of the seeds for £349k. Which given he made 100m of them, means he is a very wealthy man indeed!
He was already wealthy man before sunflower seeds, he always used his money earned from his art works to support his projects, e.g. founded a team to investigate how many people died in the earthquake because the statistics of CCP was not reliable (lie again), why so many people died, reasons: buildings (school buildings, residential buildings etc.) were not built under the strict quality control, right material was not used etc because of corruption....
That's why I respect him much.