A Miami artist broke a 2000-year-old vase, painted by the dissident artist Ai Weiwei to make a statement about the museum’s curatorial choices.
Maximo Caminero, a painter, claims to be a fan of Ai, but apparently didn’t realize the vase was so valuable.
Ai Weiwei, “Neolithic Vase With Coca-Cola Logo” (2010)
Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei tweets: “If Twitter censors, I’ll stop using Twitter.”
(h/t Xeni Jardin for the rough translation.)
Daily Pic: The artist Ai Weiwei, breaking a 2,000-year-old Han dynasty vase, in a publicity image for his 2009 Munich show and its catalog. As most people know by now, Ai was detained a week ago by the Chinese authorites, for using activism as his art supply.