The most valuable work of art ever?

February 18 2011

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Ai Wei Wei's 10kg pile of Sunflower Seeds sold at auction this week for £349,250. Sotheby's say that works out at about £3.50 per seed. 

Now, Wei Wei's epically delightful installation at Tate Modern was said to be made up of 100 million seeds. Is it therefore worth £350 million? No wonder they stopped people walking on it.

The Sotheby's seeds "can be installed either in a corner, as a carpet or as a mound".

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