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AI Wei Wei. Read a rare interview and he was quoted to be the Chinese Andy Warhol, he replied "No, Andy Warhol is the americanised Ai Wei Wei." Brilliant.

AI Wei Wei. Read a rare interview and he was quoted to be the Chinese Andy Warhol, he replied "No, Andy Warhol is the americanised Ai Wei Wei." Brilliant.

The Unilever Series: Ai Weiwei Sunflower Seeds 2010 the interior of the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern with Ai Weiwei's installation of sunflower seeds

The Unilever Series: Ai Weiwei Sunflower Seeds 2010 the interior of the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern with Ai Weiwei's installation of sunflower seeds

How Ai Weiwei's art confounded his jailers. Link to article about the Chinese dissident artist by the Economist.

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How Ai Weiwei's art confounded his jailers. Link to article about the Chinese dissident artist by the Economist.

Ai Wei Wei Art Exhibition at Alcatraz - Paper Kite - With Wind

Alcatraz Ai Wei Wei Art Exhibition

Ai Wei Wei Art Exhibition at Alcatraz - Paper Kite - With Wind

Hanging out in 100 Million hand-painted porcelain sunflower seeds created by Chinese laborers (artist Ai Weiwei's installation “Sunflower Seeds” at the Tate Museum in London by artist Ai Weiwei. Photo, Mary Boone Gallery and video posted on ArrestedMotion.com

Hanging out in 100 Million hand-painted porcelain sunflower seeds created by Chinese laborers (artist Ai Weiwei's installation “Sunflower Seeds” at the Tate Museum in London by artist Ai Weiwei. Photo, Mary Boone Gallery and video posted on ArrestedMotion.com

The vases are authentic antique vases which could just as easily have stood in a collection in a historical museum in China. Yet it is not contempt for China’s history and tradition that lies behind this harsh treatment of the fine old antiques – on the contrary. His use of the vases should rather be seen as a Dadaistic gesture, as black humour and as a political comment on the organized destruction of cultural and historical values that took place, especially during the Cultural Revolution…

The vases are authentic antique vases which could just as easily have stood in a collection in a historical museum in China. Yet it is not contempt for China’s history and tradition that lies behind this harsh treatment of the fine old antiques – on the contrary. His use of the vases should rather be seen as a Dadaistic gesture, as black humour and as a political comment on the organized destruction of cultural and historical values that took place, especially during the Cultural Revolution…

Ai Weiwei’s Forever Bicycles Reconfigured Using 3,144 Bikes - location: Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto

Ai Weiwei’s Forever Bicycles Reconfigured Using 3,144 Bikes - location: Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto

marble arm by Ai Wei Wei--an amazing artist. He is considered a dissident in his own country.

marble arm by Ai Wei Wei--an amazing artist. He is considered a dissident in his own country.

Outspoken human rights critic Ai Wei Wei has been ordered by Chinese authorioties to turn off four live web cameras in his house.

Outspoken human rights critic Ai Wei Wei has been ordered by Chinese authorioties to turn off four live web cameras in his house.

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has covered the floor of the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern in London with more than 100 million individually handmade replica sunflower seeds.

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has covered the floor of the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern in London with more than 100 million individually handmade replica sunflower seeds.

#ART | Ai Weiwei | "Hanging Man (Duchamp)" (1985) | "when we discuss art today, the common language that links Western and non-Western cultures is the context of modern art history; the readymade"

#ART | Ai Weiwei | "Hanging Man (Duchamp)" (1985) | "when we discuss art today, the common language that links Western and non-Western cultures is the context of modern art history; the readymade"

Ai Wei Wei...Self Portrait for Time   detained for 81 days in Beijing

Person of the Year Runner-Up: Ai Weiwei - Person of the Year 2011

Ai Wei Wei...Self Portrait for Time detained for 81 days in Beijing