Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Ai Weiwei's Sunflower Seeds Installation sells for $559,000 USD

Ai Weiwei's "Sunflower Seeds" installation, shown at the Tate, sold at Sotheby's for nearly $560,000 USD. The installation, which consisted of 100,000 hand-painted ceramic sunflower seedsm weighting 220 lbs, sold for about $5.60/seed.

Reportedly four bidders went at it until the winning bid. The seeds were reported to be releasing a lot of ceramic dust and the paint contained lead.

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