Ai Weiwei is one of the most well-known, influential, and prolific artists active in China today. He created Untitled Bicycles, a set of 60 titanium and mixed media bicycles for the Brooklyn Museum, to support the presentation of the exhibition “Ai Weiwei: According to What?” Now, Ai is putting all sixty of his famous custom made Forever bicycles on auction to the public.
The bicycle is recurring theme in Ai’s work while also representing the primary mode of transportation for many Chinese.
This work is fully functional, and not just decorative. It includes an image of the artist’s face on the seat, and is stamped, signed, and numbered. It also is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity, and is estimated to sell for a cool $25,000 to $35,000 USD.