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White House by Ai Weiwei

set of 3 skateboard decks
7-ply Canadian Maplewood with screen-print
each deck: 31 h. x 8 inches
edition of 666 (screen-printed signature)

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OBJECT DESCRIPTION


This set of three skateboard decks comes ready to hang with mounting hardware and is limited to 666 editions. Each edition features a screen-print signature.

Ai Weiwei is known for melding art and activism and has had an overtly critical response to the current political climate in the United States. The image for this series is based on Weiwei’s provocative series called "Study of Perspective" that was originally presented during a controversial art exhibition “Fuck Off” which ran alongside the Third Shanghai Biennale in 2000. “Study of Perspective – White House” is an iconic example from this larger series of images shot between 1995-2003 that show the artist flipping the finger against different buildings across the globe, either landmarks or symbols of authority.  The gesture, captured using a snapshot aesthetic, confronts its viewer with a universal and concise statement of his political opposition.

Our partners at The Skateroom, who collaborated with Weiwei for this edition, donate a significant part of their profit to support social initiatives that make the world a better place.  For this collaboration, Weiwei has decided to support two different NGOs: Halklarin köprüsü based in Turkey, and B’Tselem based in Israel.

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