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Maximo Caminero

Maximo Caminero (Source: Miami-Dade Police Department)

Local Artist Pleads Not Guilty In Smashing Of $1-Million Vase

The attorney for a South Florida artist, who smashed a $1-million vase, asked for a trial by jury Tuesday after he entered a not guilty plea on behalf of his client.

CBS Miami–03/18/2014

Vases by Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei at PAMM.  (Source: CBS4)

Ai Weiwei Says US Artist Wrong To Smash His Vase

Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei, who helped make his name smashing a valuable vase in the name of art, said Wednesday that he was miffed about another artist destroying one of his vases in Miami.

CBS Miami–02/19/2014

Ai Weiwei installation. One of the vases pictured on the left, according to the museum, was intentionally broken by a visitor. 
(Source:www.PAMM.org)

Local Artist Destroys $1 Million Ai Weiwei Vase At Museum “In Protest”

It’s no secret that when visiting museums one must browse the art on display with care. A local artist visiting the Perez Art Museum Miami on Sunday however, abandoned caution as a form of protest—allegedly smashing a world-renowned Chinese artist’s vase into pieces.

02/17/2014