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From the mountains of rural China to the heart of London, join the RA in creating an incredible piece of public art with Ai Weiwei.
From the mountains of rural China to the heart of London, join the RA in creating an incredible piece of public art with Ai Weiwei.
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    Your name on our website, plus a wink from Ai Weiwei's cat, Garfield.

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    Six beautiful images of Ai Weiwei's Beijing studio including images of works in progress and Ai himself, available to download. Plus your name on our website.

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    Limited edition print, exclusive for £15 Kickstarter supporters, of a specially-commissioned photograph of Ai Weiwei in his Beijing studio. Plus your name on our website.

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    Special video tour of the Ai Weiwei exhibition led by curator Adrian Locke, exclusive for Kickstarter supporters and sent privately to you. Plus your name on our website.

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    Limited edition print, exclusive for £25 Kickstarter supporters, of a specially-commissioned photograph of Tree in Ai Weiwei’s Beijing studio. Plus your name on our website and a virtual tour of the exhibition.

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    Limited edition print, exclusive for £25 Kickstarter supporters, of a specially-commissioned photograph of work in progress in Ai Weiwei’s Beijing studio. Plus your name on our website and a virtual tour of the exhibition.

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    Exclusive Ai Weiwei tote bag featuring Ai Weiwei's tree and the message 'I brought Ai Weiwei's TREE to London'. We will proudly display your name on the Royal Academy stairway wall in Burlington House. Plus your name on our website and a virtual tour of the exhibition.

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    PEDAL SUPPORTER. You will receive a limited edition black bicycle bell, exclusive to Kickstarter Pedal Supporters, printed with our favourite Ai Weiwei-ism. We will proudly display your name on the Royal Academy stairway wall in Burlington House. Plus your name on our website and a virtual tour of the exhibition.

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    FLOWER SUPPORTER. We will press one flower each day of the Ai Weiwei London exhibition, creating 86 numbered limited edition flowers. (Each day a bunch of flowers will be placed in a bicycle basket outside the Royal Academy on Piccadilly, as occurs daily outside Ai's Beijing studio to protest his lack of freedom to travel.) We will proudly display your name on the Royal Academy stairway wall in Burlington House. Plus your name on our website and a virtual tour of the exhibition.

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    Exclusive Ai Weiwei teatowel featuring flowers for freedom and the message 'I brought Ai Weiwei's TREE to London'. We will proudly display your name on the Royal Academy stairway wall in Burlington House. Plus your name on our website and a virtual tour of the exhibition.

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    LANTERN SUPPORTER. You could have one of 30 beautiful lanterns, mirroring those positioned by the surveillance cameras outside Ai Weiwei's studio, to be displayed at the RA during the exhibition. We will proudly display your name on the Royal Academy stairway wall in Burlington House. Plus your name on our website and a virtual tour of the exhibition.

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    Limited edition print on high quality stock, exclusive for £80 Kickstarter supporters, of a specially-commissioned photograph of Tree in the RA's courtyard, which will be shot and signed by Pentagram's Harry Pearce. We will proudly display your name on the Royal Academy stairway wall in Burlington House. Plus your name on our website and a virtual tour of the exhibition.

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    RA FRIEND FOR A DAY. Enjoy a one-day experience as a Friend of the Royal Academy. Your Friends experience will include a one-day pass +1 to attend a Friends Preview day of the Ai Weiwei exhibition on either 16, 17 or 18 September 2015, access to the Keeper's House bar and garden, and much more. We will proudly display your name on the Royal Academy stairway wall in Burlington House. Plus your name on our website and a virtual tour of the exhibition. (NB you have to be available in London on the dates above.)

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    OAK SUPPORTER. Limited edition print of a specially commissioned photograph of Ai Weiwei taking a selfie, signed by the man himself. We will proudly display your name on the Royal Academy stairway wall in Burlington House. Plus your name on our website and a virtual tour of the exhibition.

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    Access to the special Kickstarter Supporter Party at the Royal Academy during the week of London's Frieze art fair. Reward includes party entry for you and a guest, on the evening of 13 October (7pm – 9pm). Enjoy after-hours access to the exhibition and see your name proudly displayed on the Burlington House stairway on the way into the exhibition. Plus exclusive Kickstarter Ai Weiwei Tree tote bag and online accreditation.
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    STEEL SUPPORTERS. Limited opportunity to attend the RA's London Ai Weiwei exhibition in advance of public opening at an exclusive early morning event on 18 September 2015, hosted by the exhibition curator. We will proudly display your name on the Royal Academy stairway wall in Burlington House. Plus your name on our website and a virtual tour of the exhibition.
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    ROOFTOP SUPPORTER. See Ai Weiwei's Tree from the unique vantage point of the Royal Academy’s rooftop on this guided roof walk, with the added bonus of stunning views across central London. To take place on a Friday morning during the Ai Weiwei exhibition on a mutually agreed date. Plus private view of the Ai Weiwei exhibition before the exhibition opens to the public. Plus proud display of your name on the Burlington House stairway outside the Ai Weiwei exhibition. Plus online accreditation.

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    Pledge £1,500 or more About $1,862

    PORCELAIN SUPPORTERS. Lunch with the RA's Chief Secretary Charles Saumarez Smith and Ai Weiwei exhibition curator Adrian Locke at the Keeper's House in London on a mutually agreed date. We will proudly display your name on the Royal Academy stairway wall in Burlington House. Plus your name on our website and a virtual tour of the exhibition.
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    MARBLE SUPPORTERS. Invitation for 2 people to the Red Carpet Ai Weiwei opening party on 15 September 2015 (6.30pm-9pm) at the Royal Academy of Arts. We will proudly display your name on the Royal Academy stairway wall in Burlington House. Plus your name on our website and a virtual tour of the exhibition.
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    DIAMOND SUPPORTERS. Exclusive Private View of the RA's London Ai Weiwei exhibition including a tour from exhibition curator Adrian Locke for you and up to 10 of your friends on the morning of 17 November or 9 December 2015 between 8am and 10am. We will proudly display your name on the Royal Academy stairway wall in Burlington House. Plus your name on our website and a virtual tour of the exhibition.
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    EXHIBITION SUPPORTER. Your name distinctly displayed at the Ai Weiwei exhibition entrance as 'Exhibition Supporter'. Plus your name on our website and a virtual tour of the exhibition.

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    PLATINUM SUPPORTER. Invitation for you and up to 4 guests (5 places) to the Red Carpet Ai Weiwei opening party on 15 September (6.30-9pm) at the Royal Academy of Arts. Plus proud display of your name on the Burlington House stairway outside the Ai Weiwei exhibition.
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