Free Ai Weiwei by L.O.L Von Shan

Posted by The G on June 19, 2011 under Street Art | Be the First to Comment

Photos by G.  Art by L.O.L Von Shan.

Free Ai Weiwei

Free Ai Weiwei

As of press time, Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is still imprisoned due to his outspoken hatred of the government.  America became slightly less vile just now.  Fuck yeah!

Free Ai Weiwei by Lol Von Shan

Free Ai Weiwei by Lol Von Shan

Free Ai Weiwei by Lol Von Shan

Free Ai Weiwei by Lol Von Shan

 

Missing: Ai Weiwei

Posted by The G on April 10, 2011 under Street Art | Be the First to Comment

Photo by G.

Missing AI Weiwei

Missing Ai Weiwei

I rarely read the news, so stop me if you think you’ve heard this one before.  Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has been accused of plagiarizing a 2007 exhibit.  The overly critical against the government Weiwei was detained on April 2, 2011 whilst boarding a flight to Hong Kong.  Weiwei supporters are suggesting that he is being held in attempt to silence a vocal artist.  The Foreign Ministry claims he is being investigated on for economic crimes and the Beijing police are denying the artist is in custody.  This is a case of “there are three sides to every story.”

On a trip to the Guggenheim Mueseum in New York, I spotted the above sign:

“Missing.

Call Chinese Ambassador to the US Zhang Yesui.

Demand the release of artist Ai Weiwei

202-495-2266.”

Whose side are you on?

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