Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Ai Weiwei Face Masks Raise Over $1.4 Million for Charity


Ai Weiwei has raised over $1.4 million for charity by selling face masks printed with some of his most iconic artworks. Since announcing the project in May, the Chinese artist's studio has sold over 22,000 masks to people in over 40 countries, according to an update posted to the Instagram on Tuesday. The proceeds will be used to help vulnerable people impacted by Covid-19, the artist said. Three designs were made available at $50 each, including works titled "Mask with Middle Finger" and "Sunflower Seeds," a reference to the installation that saw Ai fill London's Tate Modern with over 100 million porcelain seeds. The cloth masks are not for medical use, nor are they even meant to be worn. [More