Ai Weiwei Gets His Passport Back Four Years After It Was Taken By The Chinese Government
The Chinese artist and activist left jail in 2011 after spending three months in solitary confinement for committing "economic crimes." Weiwei has not been legally allowed to leave Beijing since his release from prison.
Artist Destroys Million Dollar Vase In A Protest To Call Attention To Local Artists
Maximo Caminero, a Miami-based artist, smashed an incredibly valuable vase created by artist Ai Weiwei in protest of what he viewed as the Pérez Art Museum Miami's unfair focus on international artists over local ones.
16 Brilliant Artists And Their Animal Muses
Animals have been inspiring artists since the first cave paintings of deer and bison -- and pet cats, dogs, birds, and others have continued to aid creativity with their beauty, humor, companionship, and cuteness. Read all about some of the greatest visual artist and animal relationships and the incredible work they have inspired.
Occupy Wall Streeter Calls Ai Weiwei Selfish For Not Liking Occupy Wall Street Enough
This is the same Ai Weiwei who was arrested by the Chinese government for his human rights activism, so, yeah...how dare he not be more involved. From an MSNBC live chat with the outspoken artist, who still faces threat of imprisonment for his struggle against the repressive regime. A commenter named Angelina didn't think Ai was sufficiently reverential in his response about OWS. This is infuriating.