Artist Elliot Arkin has created a white marble statue of contemporary Chinese artist Ai Weiwei flipping the bird.
Though the hand gesture alludes to one specific vulgar expression, the connotation behind it has a much deeper political reference than simply trying to be offensive. The statue pays homage to Mr.Weiwei's political activism and ongoing support for human rights and democracy. Most recently, this was showcased in Weiwei's series where he took pictures showing himself giving the middle finger to monuments such as the White House and Tiananmen Square. The piece entitled '#1/1,000,000,000,'represents the population of China. In true Weiwei fashion, a portion of the proceeds of this statue will be given to Amnesty International.
The thought-provoking statue by Elliot Arkin is available for $200 and is available from Exhibition A.
Offensive Political Sculptures
More Stats +/-
Marble-Immortalized Top Models
Fleshy Human Displays
Grotesque Organic Sculptures
Superheroic Marble Masterpieces
Chiseled Female Magician Statues
Free 2018 Report & eBook
Get the top 100 trends happening right NOW -- plus a FREE copy of our award-winning book.
Our Research Methodology
This article is one of 350,000 experiments. We use crowd filtering, big data and AI to identify insights.