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(Tampa Bay Online)   Want to get some attention? Smash a vase worth $1,000,000 and suddenly you've got the museum's attention   (tbo.com) divider line 107
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2014-02-17 06:10:37 PM
Ai Weiwei approves this act of social dissidence.
 
2014-02-17 06:17:45 PM
Ironic tag too busy checking itself for damage after atomic wedgie?
 
2014-02-17 06:22:46 PM
Destroying someone else's art isn't cool dude. I hope he gets the full five years.
 
2014-02-17 06:25:41 PM
Pictures of the artist whose vase was broken by the man in the museum:

dfuse.in
 
2014-02-17 06:48:51 PM
When told to put it down, the security guard said Caminero smashed it on the floor.

Technically he was just following the guard's instructions. Also:

i1.ytimg.com
 
2014-02-17 08:04:44 PM

InterruptingQuirk: Pictures of the artist whose vase was broken by the man in the museum:

[dfuse.in image 800x376]


ay yi yi.
 
2014-02-17 08:27:16 PM
guides.gamepressure.com
 
2014-02-17 09:14:25 PM
Maybe he thought there was loot inside?
 
2014-02-17 09:34:09 PM
It was performance art. Now, you owe me $2 million.
 
2014-02-17 09:34:31 PM

fusillade762: When told to put it down, the security guard said Caminero smashed it on the floor.

Technically he was just following the guard's instructions. Also:

[i1.ytimg.com image 850x478]


I ain't no charity case! I threw it on the ground!

ROFLMAO!
 
2014-02-17 09:45:54 PM
A police affidavit says Caminero told officers he broke the vase to protest the museum's lack of local artist displays and because "the museum only displayed international artists' art."

Well this will certainly incentivize the museum to accept more local artists' works.
 
2014-02-17 10:34:02 PM
...and a typo in the headline gets you a green.
 
2014-02-17 10:41:52 PM
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But what was it insured for?
 
2014-02-17 11:48:10 PM
Awkward.
 
2014-02-18 12:13:27 AM
Your headline go my attention.

/spellcheck headlines
 
2014-02-18 12:17:41 AM
Why do a lot of artists seem to have a screw loose?
 
2014-02-18 12:17:43 AM
 
2014-02-18 12:18:45 AM
Museums leave stuff worth a million bucks out in the open where anyone can grab it. Good to know

/my retirement is looking up.
 
2014-02-18 12:19:28 AM
It breaks the heart... and the head.
 
2014-02-18 12:21:10 AM

the801: [guides.gamepressure.com image 500x313]


LOL  getting a kick as i love Skyrim.
 
2014-02-18 12:24:18 AM
He's weiwei overrated anyway.
 
2014-02-18 12:25:10 AM

C18H27NO3: Why do a lot of artists seem to have a screw loose?


Part of that, part of that group tends to attract a lot of attention whores.
 
2014-02-18 12:29:31 AM
He'll be someone else's canvas now.
 
2014-02-18 12:30:59 AM
Amusing? Would it be amusing if a British citizen tore up the Constitution in protest, or a Vietnamese tourist smashed the Vietnam Memorial with a sledgehammer?
 
2014-02-18 12:32:00 AM
Maximo Caminero, 51

Isn't that a little old for one to be throwing temper tantrums?
 
2014-02-18 12:35:47 AM
So? Just get the original artist to make another one.

It's like printing money.
 
2014-02-18 12:36:56 AM
Old art is like old wine, irreplaceable, because you can't just go back in time and make more. Still pretty shiatty and not worth the cost to anyone who isn't into "old shiat is the best and I'm cool because I spend my money on it". Honestly, I bet if anyone was willing to give me a cool million for a vase I could make one very similar in the old world tradition and I could make up a cool back story as well. The science of carbon dating is what makes it valuable, and yet many of those who could afford it are anti-science. WTF?

Sure old furniture is nice and solid and made from good hardwood, but so are a lot of the tiny old houses we destroy and throw away to make way for big new houses with better insulation. It's odd to me what the rich consider worth spending their money on. Glad I don't have rich people problems.
 
2014-02-18 12:37:05 AM
A vase worth a mil from someone still alive??!!

What about Wal-Mart?
 
2014-02-18 12:37:28 AM
i1.ytimg.com
 
2014-02-18 12:40:14 AM
It's just "modern art", it wouldn't take any effort at all to convince that wretched group of charlatans that it's now worth at least 5 million.
 
2014-02-18 12:42:00 AM
images.artelista.com
Maximo Camerino
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Maximum Camaro
 
2014-02-18 12:43:25 AM
ANARCHY BIATCHES!!11

Should have at least made it into a bong
 
2014-02-18 12:44:57 AM
Maximo Caminero sounds like a whiny little no-talent biatch.  Destroying another artist's work is your fifteen minutes of fame, Maximo.  Enjoy it, because nobody is ever going to remember you for the crap you produce.  And by the way, Ai Weiwei's stuff ain't really that great either, so you're probably going to jail for destruction of a ridiculously-overvalued vase.  I hope your next "installation" occurs when you drop the soap in the prison shower.
 
2014-02-18 12:47:20 AM
img.fark.net
 
2014-02-18 12:52:10 AM
go where??
 
2014-02-18 12:52:20 AM
fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net
 
2014-02-18 12:54:41 AM
"That vase's worth $1,000,000!"
"Not anymore."

/Reference shouldn't be obscure.
 
2014-02-18 12:59:16 AM

NDP2: "That vase's worth $1,000,000!"
"Not anymore."

/Reference shouldn't be obscure.


Someone should mace you for that
 
2014-02-18 01:04:30 AM
1. No Florida tag.
2. Both artists sound like fartists.
 
2014-02-18 01:09:31 AM

Paris1127: A police affidavit says Caminero told officers he broke the vase to protest the museum's lack of local artist displays and because "the museum only displayed international artists' art."

Well this will certainly incentivize the museum to accept more local artists' works.


One must represent the local neighborhood and ensure people within that neighborhood have a firm understanding of the reality of the importance of recognition of the local population.
 
2014-02-18 01:11:20 AM
NeoCortex42:
But what was it insured for?You Want Me to Break Something Else?
cdn5.movieclips.com

www.notefromlapland.com

 
2014-02-18 01:13:14 AM

GoldDude: Maximo Caminero sounds like a whiny little no-talent biatch.  Destroying another artist's work is your fifteen minutes of fame, Maximo.  Enjoy it, because nobody is ever going to remember you for the crap you produce.  And by the way, Ai Weiwei's stuff ain't really that great either, so you're probably going to jail for destruction of a ridiculously-overvalued vase.  I hope your next "installation" occurs when you drop the soap in the prison shower.


It wouldn't be cool at all, except:

img.fark.net

That kind of changes things.

I'd vote to acquit.
 
2014-02-18 01:15:21 AM

rebelyell2006: Amusing? Would it be amusing if a British citizen tore up the Constitution in protest, or a Vietnamese tourist smashed the Vietnam Memorial with a sledgehammer?


Well, in all fairness, weiwei's vase is replaceable. All he needs to do is go to Home Depot garden section, pick out the one on sale then splatter some paint on it et voila, nous avons de une nouvelle piece d'art!
 
2014-02-18 01:18:10 AM
Just repay the damage in terms of a real vase and only charge a mere $999,999.75. And give 'em a quarter and it's even.
 
2014-02-18 01:18:24 AM
go milk?
 
2014-02-18 01:18:37 AM
This action is typical of the performance artist nut jobs.  They are incapable of producing real art, so they destroy something irreplaceable and beautiful.  Look at me, I'm shiatting on a Van Gough!
 
2014-02-18 01:21:43 AM
I spit on mouse trap with red slurpee.

Yu pay me 5 million dolla.
 
2014-02-18 01:21:47 AM
Late this summer, I took my 4 year old twin grandkids to the Des Moines Art Center.  My granddaughter just about gave the museum docent a heart attack when she jumped up on the platform holding the ceramic sunflower seeds by Ai Weiwe:

www.dmbusinessdaily.com
 
2014-02-18 01:28:16 AM
Heh, Miami Vase.
 
2014-02-18 01:32:07 AM
A million dollar vase? No problem, he can pay for the damage using the two million dollar crap stained underwear he created when told the vase's price.
 
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