Ai Weiwei, “Artist’s Hand” (2017), rhodium-plated sculpture, 5 x 4 x 4 inches, edition of 1,000

World-renowned artist and activist Ai Weiwei has created two special edition artworks for Public Art Fund that will be for sale exclusively on eBay from October 17-27, 2017.

For the art collectors among eBay’s 171 million active buyers, the sale offers the opportunity to own a work by one of the most recognized artists of our time.

The project is a collaboration between eBay for Charity and Public Art Fund (PAF), and 100% of proceeds will benefit PAF’s Ai Weiwei exhibition, Good Fences Make Good Neighborswhich is on view in 300+ locations in New York City from October 12, 2017 through February 11, 2018.

Ai Weiwei, “Odyssey” (2017), print, 24 x 26 inches, edition of 1,000

Odyssey, a 24×36” print, depicts the global refugee condition in the style of a classic Greco-Roman frieze. It is available for $100 (quantity 1,000).

Artist’s Hand, a 5″ x 4″ x 4″ rhodium-plated sculpture of Ai Weiwei’s hand recalls his seminal Study of Perspective series, in which the artist photographed his hand “flipping off” significant landmarks and world monuments in a rejection of authority and political oppression, and an affirmation of individual expression. It is available for $675 (quantity 1,000).

“There is no refugee crisis,” explains Ai Weiwei, “only a human crisis. Your support helps us raise awareness for one of the defining issues of our time.”

Says Sam Bright, Senior Director of Art & Collectibles at eBay, “Our commitment to self-expression and adding color to the world inspired this incredible opportunity with one of the most unique artists of our time, Ai Weiwei. The sale supports PAF’s public art exhibition of Ai’s work, and furthers our mission to use the power of our platform to impact important causes through eBay for Charity.”

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