Founded in 1940, Shanghai Forever Co., Ltd. is a China state-run factory and heritage brand. Their bicycles are significant in Chinese history having been the most popular throughout 4 generations in China.
Ai Wei Wei, the Chinese artist/social activist/provocateur, deconstructed the "Forever" bicycle to create...
an installation from 2003
thousands of cut-up pieces of bike frames for a recent installation
photos via The New Order Magazine