Tate Gallery buys 8 million Ai Weiwei sunflower seeds

ai weiwei Tate Gallery buys 8 million Ai Weiwei sunflower seeds

The Tate gallery has bought a work by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei made up of 8 million porcelain sunflower seeds — a portion of the 100 million he brought to London in 2010.

Tate said Monday that it had purchased “Sunflower Seeds 2010″ — 10 cubic meters (13 cubic yards) of seeds, hand-crafted by Chinese artisans, which can be displayed either as a conical pile or as a square or rectangular bed.

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