The special edition for the 40th anniversary of Taschen Books features a trilingual monograph on Ai Weiwei – one of the most famous contemporary Chinese artists. The works are presented chronologically on over 500 pages, with a biography and two essays focusing on various aspects of his art.
The 7 chapters, covering the period from 1983 to Ai Weiwei’s release from jail in 2011, present both his personal life and the most important achievements. The extensive collection traces Ai’s development since the beginning of his work in New York, highlighting the most important moments – the Tate Modern exhibition, response to the 2008 Sichuan earthquake, and police arrest in 2011. You will also find many previously unpublished photos and conversations with Ai, which shed light on the less known aspects of his life. Must-have for all fans of modern art.