A South Florida artist who smashed a vase which was part of an exhibit by dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei at the new Perez Art Museum Miami has pleaded guilty to criminal mischief.
A local artist’s idea of a protest has landed him in hot water.
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.
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.
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.