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World-renowned artist and activist Ai Weiwei created a limited-edition print in partnership with the Kemper Art Museum on the occasion of the Museum's exhibition Ai Weiwei: Bare Life in 2019. 

A compilation of three-dimensional renderings of conventional weapons and weapons of mass destruction, Bombs is one in a series of artworks by Ai Weiwei that address critical global conditions, including political conflicts and war, that have resulted in massive casualties and the displacement of more than seventy million refugees. The fifty bombs depicted here—developed by a variety of countries—range from a 1911 grenade to a guided nuclear missile created in 2019. They are arranged left to right in a loose chronological order and bottom to top by destructive power. 

Bombs is designed to be presented in a variety of mediums. In addition to this 72 x 48–inch print, it was on view at the Kemper Art Museum as a monumental wallpaper installation in the Ai Weiwei: Bare Life exhibition. 

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