ai weiwei vase worth 1 million USD smashed at perez art museum miami
 
ai weiwei vase worth 1 million USD smashed at perez art museum miami
feb 18, 2014

ai weiwei vase worth 1 million USD smashed at perez art museum miami

 

 

 

an ai weiwei vase worth 1 million USD has been destroyed by dominican-born maximo caminero. the culprit, based in miami, has been arrested for intentionally destroying one of the ‘colored vases’ created by ai weiwei. the 2,000 year old ceramics are currently on exhibit at the perez art museum miami for weiwei’s show ‘according to what?’, which designboom visited back in december. caminero was detained after he picked up one of vibrantly colored vessels and threw it to the floor, smashing it into pieces. 

ai weiwei vase smashed
the ai weiwei vase was destroyed at the perez art museum miami

 

 

according to the police report, caminero claimed the act was done in spontaneous protest of the museum’s display of only international artists and their lack of support for local ones. he also asserted that he ruined the piece, in part, in homage to ai weiwei himself, who dropped the urns as a performance piece; the photographs of which grace the walls behind the installation of vases. when asked by the miami new times about his knowledge of the work, he said ‘I didn’t know that it was that amount,’ saying he thought it was ‘a common clay pot like you would find at Home Depot, frankly.’

  • this all points to the GOD ALMIGHTY DOLLAR
    and the gods that set THE STANDARDS
    which everyone else kneel in front of and worship to:
    simplicitySIMPLICITYsimplicitySIMPLICITYsimplicitySIMPLICITYsimplicitySIMPLICITYsimplicitySIMPLICITYsimplicitySIMPLICITY…… OH GOG of SIMPLICITY weWEwe kneel in your heavenly light !!!!!!!!!!!!

    Paedra
  • “destroying one of renowned chinese artist ai weiwei‘s ‘colored vases’ worth over $ 1 million USD. the 2,000 year old ceramics are currently on exhibit”.

    ” ‘according to what?’ at perez art museum miami featuring ‘dropping a han dynasty urn’ 1995/2009 and ‘colored vases’ 2007-2010″

    Just what vintage are these vases? 2007-2010 AD? Or 10 BC?

    Philip
  • How can they be 2000 years old, unless already defaced by ai weiwei?
    In which case ai weiwei would not be the creator as he’s not 2000 years old is he?

    MuxDip

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