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October 14, 2010 AT 1:17 pm

100 million hand-painted sunflower seeds

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100 million hand-painted sunflower seeds via Gizmodo

It took an army of 1,600 Chinese artisans to create Ai Weiwei’s 100m handpainted porcelain ‘seeds’, which are scattered over the floor of Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall

Larger photos here.

Update: And now that’s over, toxic fumes.


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1 Comment

  1. Woops – “The installation was closed all day and one visitor, who preferred not to be named, said she had been told it was for health and safety reasons because of the ceramic dust the tiny porcelain seeds were creating.”
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2010/oct/14/ai-weiwei-turbine-hall-installation-closed

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