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January 26, 2016 AT 7:00 am

Artist Creates Monstrous Kite Sculptures To ‘Speak To Our Inner Child’ #ArtTuesday

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Artist, Ai Weiwei used traditional Chinese kite making technique to create amazing mythological sculpture. via dezeen

Artist Ai Weiwei has used traditional Chinese kite-making techniques to create mythological characters and creatures for windows, atriums and the gallery at Paris department store Le Bon Marché (+ slideshow).

Ai Weiwei for Le Bon Marche exhibition

The controversial Beijing-based artist titled the installation Er Xi, which translates as “child’s play”.

“This exhibition speaks to our inner child,” said Ai. “Introducing the fantastic within a retail space strikes the imagination of customers, visitors, passersby.”

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