Photos by G. Art by Ai Weiwei.
Artist Ai Weiwei is in captivity at the moment (and here is some info that may help rescue him), but his pre-planned outdoor installation Circle of Animals / Zodiac Heads launched in New York this week according to schedule. Located at the entrance to Central Park at Grand Army Plaza (on 59th Street and 5th Avenue), Weiwei created 12 sculptures representing the animals in the Chinese Zodiac. Each sculpture weighs 800 pounds.
The exhibit will be on display 24 hours a day until July 15, 2011. Hopefully, the artist will get to see the finished work in person. Free Ai Weiwei!