A recent photo posted on Instagram by Ai Weiwei (via instagr.am)

The LA Times has gotten Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei to talk about his art, but more significantly about his detention and life after months in prison

The paper promises a full story later today but right now they have a summary of the story. The story comes at a time when Ai’s Zodiac Heads is unveiled in Los Angeles.

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