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The New York City exhibition of the art sculpture of Ai Weiwei's Circle of Animal Heads in front of the Pulitzer Fountain in Manhattan, New York on May 01, 2011..Inspired by the fabled fountain-clock of the Yuanming Yuan, an 18th-century imperial retreat just outside Beijing. Designed in the 18th century by two European Jesuits at the behest of the Manchu Emperor Qianlong, the fountain-clock of the Yuanming Yuan featured the animals of the Chinese zodiac, each spouting water at two-hour intervals. Today, seven heads - the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, horse, monkey and boar - have been located; the whereabouts of the other five are unknown..CREDIT: Melanie Burford/Prime for The Wall Street Journal.NYCOVERAGE_Burford
The New York City exhibition of the art sculpture of Ai Weiwei's Circle of Animal Heads in front of the Pulitzer Fountain in Manhattan, New York on May 01, 2011..Inspired by the fabled fountain-clock of the Yuanming Yuan, an 18th-century imperial retreat just outside Beijing. Designed in the 18th century by two European Jesuits at the behest of the Manchu Emperor Qianlong, the fountain-clock of the Yuanming Yuan featured the animals of the Chinese zodiac, each spouting water at two-hour...
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