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Ai Weiwei vase worth $1m broken in local artist protest
BBC ^ | 2/18/14

Posted on 02/18/2014 4:33:11 AM PST by SoFloFreeper

...A Florida artist is facing criminal charges after deliberately dropping a vase by dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei in an apparent protest.

Maximo Caminero, 51, was charged with criminal mischief after breaking the $1m (£600,000) vase on Sunday in Miami.

Police say Mr Caminero told them he broke the art work in protest at the Perez Art Museum Miami's failure to exhibit work by local artists.

Mr Ai said he did not support artists destroying other artists' work.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Philosophy; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: art; ownership; property
The local Miami media is AGHAST that someone would DESTROY private property....an attitude it DOES NOT display when the Occupy morons break windows of businesses or when Obama takes the liberty of religious people or taxpayers.
1 posted on 02/18/2014 4:33:11 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper
Mr Ai said he did not support artists destroying other artists' work.

Nope, just him. I say we should drop him off a building and see if he breaks. (Not that I support dropping idiots off buildings)
2 posted on 02/18/2014 4:41:00 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SoFloFreeper


3 posted on 02/18/2014 4:45:31 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: SoFloFreeper

How do we know this vase was worth $1 million? Who paid that amount for it?


4 posted on 02/18/2014 4:49:02 AM PST by Tax-chick (The future is not going to take us seriously.)
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To: cripplecreek

Mr. Ai is the artist whose vase was broken, not the vase breaker.


5 posted on 02/18/2014 4:53:13 AM PST by MortMan (Is a delayed shower a "stay of exablution"?)
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To: Tax-chick

Was Maximo upset that Mexican art was not displayed?


6 posted on 02/18/2014 4:53:34 AM PST by ltc8k6
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To: SoFloFreeper

“local artists”

In some places this would clearly mean homosexual “artists.”


7 posted on 02/18/2014 4:54:46 AM PST by Heart of Georgia
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To: cripplecreek

failure to exhibit work by local artists.

Hmmmm, maybe if he was a better artist....

Besides there are venues for “local artists” to display things, they don’t need to have access to every place that displays art.

More importantly though, what kind of idiots leave a $1m vase out where it can be broken?


8 posted on 02/18/2014 4:56:41 AM PST by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of "gun free zones"?)
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To: ltc8k6

I think Maximo was upset that HIS art wasn’t on display. Nonetheless, Mr. Ai is a vase-smasher himself, to make a point, so he set the example.

The article doesn’t say how the value was established, but I’m guessing it wasn’t the free-market sale price.


9 posted on 02/18/2014 4:57:34 AM PST by Tax-chick (The future is not going to take us seriously.)
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To: Tax-chick

“Who paid that amount for it?”

Possibly insured for that amount. This may end up being an insurance scam.


10 posted on 02/18/2014 4:58:51 AM PST by Heart of Georgia
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To: SoFloFreeper
Worth $1 million? I'm thinking more like $24.99


11 posted on 02/18/2014 4:59:03 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: cripplecreek

Maximo was the criminal...Ai is the artist.


12 posted on 02/18/2014 5:09:09 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Ai Weiwei is a truly brave artist not a spoiled brat like this Maximo. That he would do this in protest speaks volumes about the fruits of a permissive, entitled society.


13 posted on 02/18/2014 5:14:01 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Heart of Georgia

Good point.


14 posted on 02/18/2014 5:14:27 AM PST by Tax-chick (The future is not going to take us seriously.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Local potters are a dime a gross. Although artists and local, if you start displaying their work, there is no end. The Museum will die


15 posted on 02/18/2014 5:16:06 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: cripplecreek

Mr Ai is the artist who made the vase..............Maximo Caminero is the one who broke it.................


16 posted on 02/18/2014 6:22:40 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: SoFloFreeper

That was a priceless Wee-Wee vase!!

Nit eeney meour.


17 posted on 02/18/2014 6:23:50 AM PST by DManA
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To: Fresh Wind

Hey I saw those for $19.99!...............

18 posted on 02/18/2014 6:24:38 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: Fresh Wind

$24.99 for the group, I hope.


19 posted on 02/18/2014 6:25:56 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: DManA

It was priceless. Now it’s worthless..........I suppose he could glue all the pieces back together and it would be worth $2 million because it’s now a ‘historical object’.....................A ‘win-win’ for Wei-Wei.................


20 posted on 02/18/2014 6:26:42 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: hal ogen

I like the white one. Does that make me a Vasist?.......................


21 posted on 02/18/2014 6:28:11 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: Red Badger
like the white one. Does that make me a Vasist?

ha! i think it merely makes you vasial :)

22 posted on 02/18/2014 6:44:47 AM PST by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: ltc8k6
Was Maximo upset that Mexican art was not displayed

i think he would have been upset if even Frido Kahlo or Diego Rivera's artwork were displayed... he wants his artwork on display... and other local artists' i suppose...

23 posted on 02/18/2014 6:47:25 AM PST by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Ai Weiwei is one of those crap artists

Maximo should just say his breaking the thing was his work of art.

Applause all around.

How clever.


24 posted on 02/18/2014 9:18:34 AM PST by ifinnegan
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To: Fresh Wind

And on sale for 5 bucks. Good grief, I was picturing some elaborate, beautiful work of art - not so much.


25 posted on 02/18/2014 12:36:18 PM PST by Wicket (1 Peter 3:15 , Romans 5:5-8)
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