Middle Finger in Red will be available to order for 24 hours only on Thursday 30 March. The radial composition – created specially for the edition and printed in two layers – references the raised middle finger which defines Ai’s seminal series, Study of Perspective.
Begun in 1995, the series asserts the importance of our collective freedom to form, hold and express individual beliefs. For almost 20 years Ai has reprised Study of Perspective at sites of power worldwide, prompting a tide of recreations by members of the public. To him, the power of a simple gesture is that anyone can make it.
The 24 hour edition marks the opening of a landmark exhibition of new and archival works by Ai Weiwei at the Design Museum in London – the first of four limited edition artworks conceived in tandem with the show. Proceeds will support the museum’s future.
In a new juncture for Study of Perspective, we’ve also collaborated with Ai to make his middle finger available to all – inviting any and everyone to share their own perspective on power. Navigate the map and add yours to the archive now.
€ 488 (incl. VAT) Confirmed when the 24 hour order window ends. Available by timed release
Dimensions 60cm x 60cm
Medium 2 colour silkscreen print on 410gsm Somerset Tub Sized Satin White paper.
Finishing Individually numbered, and signed by the artist.