J love Ai weiwei's work but I have to admit I am a bit surprised and
disappointed at his response. IAs a fellow artist I sympathize with the the
frustration the man that smashed the vase feels but I do not agree with
smashing. It is however pretty hard to miss the symbolism he was going for.
Article quote: "Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei, who helped make his name
smashing a valuable vase in the name of art, said Wednesday that he was miffed
about another artist destroying one of his vases in Florida."OK,
so what you're saying is it's a good thing when YOU destroy somebody
else's art but when somebody destroys YOUR art, then it's bad.Got it.Instead.....why not just admit that destroying
anybody's art is just stupid?