Ai WeiWei’s Sunflower Seeds at the Tate Modern in London
We at The Standard hotels are big proponents of the arts. You know this. Art is what keeps the world on its toes and in constant contemplation of its surroundings and inner workings. The artist who has been doing this most prolifically in recent years is Chinese mastermind, Ai WeiWei.
Last year, WeiWei blew the art world to smithereens with his exhibit for the Tate Modern in London entitled Sunflower Seeds which laid out on the floor MILLIONS of hand-painted porcelain sunflower seeds weighing over five tons in a large field of grey. Each actual-size seed is unique and intricately hand-formed and painted by artisans in the historic porcelain-producing city of Jingdezhen in northern Jiangxi, China.
Now, the installation has come to the Mary Boone Gallery in New York City for one month only. When I tell you that you have to go visit and experience this for yourself, you had best listen to me. Actually, you had best listen to me when I tell you to do anything. :)
Mary Boone Gallery is located at 541 West 24th Street and Sunflower Seeds is showing through February 4.