Ai Weiwei and Yayoi Kusama’s Sculptures Sit Amidst The Vines In A Californian Winery

In the picturesque Donum Estate winery in California, Danish art collector Allan Warburg has curated an impressive sculpture park of artworks by internationally renowned artists, including Ai Weiwei, Yayoi Kusama and Zhan Wang.

The large-scale pieces in the sculpture collection are set amongst the striking landscape of the Sonoma Valley, where ancient olive trees, fields of lavender, and rows of grapevines that span hundreds of acres can be found. Amidst the rolling hills are notable pieces from famed artists, including: ‘Circle Of Animals’ by Ai Weiwei, a collection of sculpted bronze animal heads representing the traditional Chinese zodiac; Yayoi Kusama’s spotted ‘Pumpkin’ that sits perched on a square water feature, and Zhan Wang’s ‘Artificial Rock’, an enormous rock covered in welded sheets of stainless steel. “The sculpture collection at Donum expresses a sense of place and the important connection between art, nature and the human hand”, reads a statement from the estate. Donum Estate will soon offer weekly tours of the art collection by appointment.

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‘Circle Of Animals’ by Ai Weiwei. Image © Donum Estate

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‘Love Me’ by Richard Hudson. Image © Gregory Gorman

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‘Love Me’ by Richard Hudson. Image © Robert Berg

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‘Pumpkin’ by Yayoi Kusama. Image © Robert Berg

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‘Sanna’ by Jaume Plensa. Image © Robert Berg

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‘Sanna’ by Jaume Plensa. Image © Anthony Laurino

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‘Contemporary Terracotta Warriors’ by Yue Minjun. Image © Gregory Gorman

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‘Composition with Long Verticals’ by Mark Manders. Image © Robert Berg

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‘One Two Three’ by Jeppe Hein. Image © Gregory Gorman

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‘Maze’ by Gao Weigang. Image © Robert Berg

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‘Held by Desire’ (The Dimensions of Freedom) by Marc Quinn. Image © Robert Berg

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