Video of Man Smashing Ai Weiwei Vase Emerges

by Hrag Vartanian on February 18, 2014


Today’s press conference by Miami artist Maximo Caminero, the man who destroyed part of Ai Weiwei’s “Colored Vases” (2006–12) at the Perez Art Museum Miami, never happened. However, BBC has uncovered unverified video of the incident, which is available on their website and we’ve summarized as a GIF.

There is no public information available as to the identity of the person who captured the video of the incident.

In June 2012, an artist vandalized a Picasso at Houston’s Menil Collection, and the incident was recorded and posted on YouTube. Many people continue to suspect that the person who recorded the Houston event — and has since removed the video and closed the related account — was connected to the vandal.

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