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A Florida artist says he’s sorry for intentionally smashing a vase by dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. The work was valued at $1 million dollars.
Maximo Caminero faces charges of criminal mischief after dropping the vase. Caminero says he broke the artwork as a protest against the gallery, for refusing to showcase local artists.
Ai Weiwei – who is photographed smashing an ancient Chinese vase in one of his own works – says he does not support artists destroying other artists work.
The case got us thinking about where the line is drawn between activism and artwork. Becky went to London’s Brunei Gallery to find out more.
(And don’t worry – no real artwork or valuable vases were harmed in the making of this piece.)