Miami Artist Smashes $1 Million Vase by Chinese Dissident Ai Weiwei “In Protest”

February 19, 2014 by  
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A Miami artist shocked the art world this week when he deliberately destroyed a $1 million Ai Weiwei vase on exhibit at the Pérez Art Museum . Artist Maximo Caminero, 51, was charged with criminal mischief for destroying the Chinese dissident’s artwork in protest of what he perceived as a lack of local artist representation at the museum. In an official statement, the museum denounced the incident as an act of vandalism and rebutted Caminero’s argument by highlighting the various local artists it had on display. Read the rest of Miami Artist Smashes $1 Million Vase by Chinese Dissident Ai Weiwei “In Protest” Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Ai Weiwei , chinese dissident , chinese heritage , colored vases , destruction of art , han dynasty , han urn , local artists , maximo caminero , Pérez Art Museum , protest , vandalism        

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Miami Artist Smashes $1 Million Vase by Chinese Dissident Ai Weiwei “In Protest”

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