Map of China

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Map of China is a 2008 sculpture by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei.[1] The sculpture has been reported as resembling a park bench or tree trunk,[2] but its cross-section is a map of China. It is four metres long and weighs 635 kilograms.[1] It is made from wood salvaged from Qing Dynasty temples.[2][3]

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  1. ^ a b Secher, Benjamin (12 October 2010). "Ai Weiwei's 'Map of China': setting a new benchmark". The Daily Telegraph. Telegraph Media Group. Retrieved 2 April 2013.
  2. ^ a b Garcia, Cathy Rose A. (9 May 2008). "Artist Ai Weiwei Holds First Exhibit". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2 April 2013.
  3. ^ Perl, Jed (1 February 2013). "Ai Weiwei: Wonderful dissident, terrible artist". The New Republic. Chris Hughes. Retrieved 2 April 2013.