Back in October, Chinese artist Ai Weiwei caused quite a stir with his installation of a giant mound of 100 million hand-painted ceramic “Sunflower” seeds at London’s Tate Modern. Sotheby’s will sell a hundred kilograms of the seeds, estimated at as much as $190,000, at its Contemporary Art auction on February 15.
1600 workers toiled for two years to create the seeds. Ai Wei intended the installation to be a playpit through which crowds might romp, which they did with such gusto that the Tate soon roped off the exhibition, claiming it had become a health hazard.
Read more at The Guardian.