"I thought it was a common clay pot like you would find at
His act has divided the art world, with some artists praising him for his courageousness in highlighting the struggle for recognition of local painters and sculptors, and others, including Ai Weiwei himself, condemning the protest as a misguided act of vandalism. "The argument does not support the act," Ai told the New York Times.
Ai's exhibit, entitled According to What? includes an array of Han dynasty urns dating back to 200BC, which he has painted in a variety of bright colours. It also features three giant black and white photographs of Ai dropping a vase.
Caminero, whose bright,
He was charged with criminal mischief, which carries a penalty of up to five years in jail if the damage is more than
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