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Ai Weiwei’s Sunflower Seeds, located in Tate Modern Turbine Hallis a whole installation consisting of 100 million pieces of art. Each true to sized sunflower is made of porcelain and is hand painted by skilled artisans in a small Chinese town that used to make porcelain for the imperial court. The town supposedly was saved from bankruptcy by making these sunflower seeds. 

Porcelain is synonymous with Chinese art and the multitudes of sunflower seeds at first seem to be mass produced and identical; however, each piece is a work of an individual and is unique from the rest. 

Posted 11 months ago with 458 Notes
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