Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Ai Weiwei Zodiac Project Heads At LACMA

Artist Ai Weiwei's Chinese zodiac animal heads at LACMA. The twelve animal heads are re-creations of one's that adorned the Yuan Ming Yuan Palace located in Bejing, China back in 1750.
The original heads were looted by Anglo-French troops in the opium wars of 1860, during the destruction of the Yuan Ming Yuan Palace.
Ai Weiwei was detained on a visit to China last April and charged with tax evasion,  he is currently on bail in Bejing where he must remain while on trial.
This is Ai Weiwei's first major public sculpture exhibit.





Photos by Ted Soqui © 2011