Saturday, June 10, 2023

Artist Pleads Guilty In Ai Weiwei Vase-Smashing


Remember Maximo Caminero, the Florida artist that walked into the Perez Art Museum Miami and proceeded to smash a sculptural vase by artist, Ai Weiwei? He just pleaded guilty to a criminal mischief charge.

According to the AP, Caminero “agreed to 18 months’ probation, payment of $10,000 restitution to an insurance company for the destroyed vase and 100 hours of community service at local art programs.” He also issued a letter of apology stating that his initial protest was wrong. Interesting.

I wrote a brief essay, Damage Inc., about this situation for the latest issue of Art Asia Pacific.


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