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Tagged zodiac heads
Ha RT //PuppyKhan: Really??? RT //techsoc: The //aiww zodiac statues were sandbagged for #sandy. They are all fine.

RT //dgatterdam: Great shots of all Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads around the World //aiww

I dreamt of them, bronze replicas RT //supo: //aiww Beautiful! What are they made of? What were the blueprints for the ones that still haven't been found?

RT //AWWNeverSorry: //aiww BBC Ai Weiwei exhibits Zodiac Heads in the UK and the US: Weiwei will show his outdoor public sculptures at London's Somerset House between May and June, where classic Tudor architecture will meet with a rich Chinese flavour. It will also be the first time that the House exhibits contemporary sculptures.

Why Ai Weiwei’s NYC Zodiac Is a Political Gesture

Kyle Chayka discusses Ai Weiwei’s Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads that’s about to go on display at the Pulitzer Fountain at the Plaza Hotel in New York City.

Ai Weiwei’s Zodiac Heads/Circle of Animals at the Sao Paulo Biennale