Ai Weiwei Espresso Cups

Italian coffee brand illy enlisted Ai Weiwei for a new collection of cappuccino and espresso cups, available in sets of two or four. The dripping design is a nod to the artist’s 2006 artwork, “Colored Vases”—a piece that consists of 51 ancient vessels painted in bright colors, a reference to the Chinese Cultural Revolution and covered up history.

Ai Weiwei’s New NYC Project “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors”

Ai Weiwei’s latest NYC art installation is made up of some 300 pieces all over the city and makes a strong point about immigration and refugees. With a fence circling the Unisphere in Queens, a cage in Washington Square Park, and more “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors” encourages New Yorkers to take a moment and think about the problematic nature of borders—metaphorical and physical. He …

Study of Perspective: The White House, 2017 Skate Decks

In response to the current American government, The Skateroom has collaborated with two political artists—Ai Weiwei and Shepard Fairey—on limited edition skateboard decks. Done in an edition of 666, “Study of Perspective—The White House, 2017” sees the iconic Ai Weiwei image of his middle finger pointed toward the White House set across three skate decks. Proceeds from the boards’ sales will go to a number …