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25 Ai Weiwei-Inspired Creations

From Designer Ai Weiwei Scarves to Milk Can Maps

— January 29, 2014 — Social Good
Artist and designer Ai Weiwei has caused people to pay attention to politics around the world as he is thought-provoking and one of the most influential artists of our time. Ai Weiwei has inspired commodities and has influenced people to change their frame of mind and to create beautiful yet sometimes taunting works of art.

Ai Weiwei is the son of Chinese artist and poet Ai Qing and grew up in northwestern China. At age 25 he went to New York City and started associating himself with the Manhattan art scene. Weiwei dabbles in photography, sculptures, poetry and architecture. He collaborated with Herzog & de Meuron for the "Bird's Nest" stadium during the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing and continues to inspire architects around the world.

Although he is not allowed to travel outside of China until after a trial -- which has been in hearing for more than three years -- his work continues to invoke emotion and controversy amongst artist and the masses both in China and overseas.
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Virtual Moon Etchings
Virtual Moon Etchings
Create Moon Art or Messages on the Surface of This Site's Digital Moon
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Freedom-Fighting Viral Remixes
Freedom-Fighting Viral Remixes
Anish Kapoor Creates Gangnam Style Tribute to Champion Freedom
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Autobiographical Incarceration Art
Autobiographical Incarceration Art
Artist Ai Weiwei’s New Installation Depicts His Arrest
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Chinese Activest Captures
Chinese Activest Captures
Ai Weiwei Photography is Breathtaking
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Exaggerated Toy Tumbler Sculptures
Exaggerated Toy Tumbler Sculptures
The Eric So x Ai Weiwei Collaboration Pays Tribute to Artistry
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Milk Can Maps
Milk Can Maps
The Baby Formula Sculpture by Ai Weiwei Addresses 2008 Chinese Scandal
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Politically Artistic Scarves
Politically Artistic Scarves
The Ai Weiwei Scarves Make a Political Fashion Statement
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Vinyl Record Canopies
Vinyl Record Canopies
Serpentine Gallery Pavilion is a Shelter in the Form of a Giant Disc
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Disaster Aftermath Artworks
Disaster Aftermath Artworks
Ai Weiwei's 'Straight' Honors Lives Lost in the Sichuan Earthquake
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Bronze Astrology Busts
Bronze Astrology Busts
Circle of Animals Zodiac Heads by Ai Weiwei Depict All 12 Mystic Creatures
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Faux Snack Foods
Faux Snack Foods
Ai Weiwei Uses 100 Million Porcelain Sunflower Seeds for His Art
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Illustrated Bosom Ads
Illustrated Bosom Ads
The UNICEF Breast is Best Campaign Promotes Breastmilk Over Formula
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Bird-Flipping Frames
Bird-Flipping Frames
These DIY Ai Weiwei Glasses Have You Seeing His Edgy Art Everywhere
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Salvaged Temple Wood Installations
Salvaged Temple Wood Installations
Fragments by Ai WeiWei Explores Social Transformations
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Offensive Political Sculptures
Offensive Political Sculptures
Elliot Arkin Makes a Political Statement With his Profane Statue
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Animated Security Cam Shoots
Animated Security Cam Shoots
The Politicians Under Surveillance Series is Adorably Vigilant
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Deceivingly Dead Artists
Deceivingly Dead Artists
He Xiangyu Creates a Shocking Life-Like Sculpture of Ai Weiwei
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Luxe Skateboard Decks
Luxe Skateboard Decks
The Ai Weiwei Sk8room 2013 Skateboards are a Work of Functional Art
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Upcycled Furniture Installations
Upcycled Furniture Installations
Ai Weiwei’s Stacked Furniture Art Upcycles Old Wooden Stool
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Modern Timber Hideaways
Modern Timber Hideaways
Ai Weiwei Guesthouse is a Beautiful Thing in a Small Package
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Shimmering Chandelier Walls
Shimmering Chandelier Walls
The Ai WeiWei 'Cube Light' is a Glowing Creation
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Towering Bike Installations
Towering Bike Installations
Stacked by Ai Weiwei Will Resonate with Both Cyclists and Non-cyclists
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Giant Crystal Spiders
Giant Crystal Spiders
Web of Light by Ai Weiwei
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Slithering Knapsack Sculptures
Slithering Knapsack Sculptures
Ai Weiwei's Snake Bag Installation Pays Tribute to Dead Children
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Corrugated Grid Homes
Corrugated Grid Homes
The Tsai Residence is a Boxy Design by HHF Architects and Ai Weiwei
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