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THE WORLD'S MOST FAMOUS LIVING ARTIST: A NOVELLA

June 7, 2014

Tags: Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei (Chinese, b. 1957). Second panel of the triptych Dropping a Han Dynasty Urn, 1995. Lambda print 75 3/8 x 70 7/8 in. (191.5 x 180 cm). Courtesy of Ai Weiwei Studio. (c) Ai Weiwei.
Once upon a time, there was a little Chinese boy named Ai Weiwei. He grew up to become what the NY Times has said “might be the world’s most famous living artist,” and is currently the subject of “Ai Weiwei: According to What?” a mammoth exhibition currently at the Brooklyn Museum (more…)