Online Artling Exclusive: The Papercut Portfolio by Ai WeiWei
The Artling is pleased to present an online exclusive of Ai WeiWei's limited edition papercut portfolio of eight papercuts, each signed by the artist himself. Papercutting is a traditional Chinese art going back 2,000 years. The colored, intricately cut papers are used as a story-telling medium in festivities, for prayers, and as everyday decoration. In this Collector’s Edition of 250 copies, Ai WeiWei employs the medium to reflect on his life and work in eight papercuts. Meticulously cut in large-format, colored fine-art paper, each papercut is signed by the artist and comes with explanatory notes by Chin-Chin Yap, who has extensively worked with Ai WeiWei, most recently as a writer and co-producer on several films. Through these eight pieces, Ai offers a beautiful, personal retrospective in a unique format.
Scroll down to take a look at Ai WeiWei's limited edition portfolio. The papercuts are sold as a set of 8, and we have one final set available exclusively online on The Artling: