Pukers, Pissers, and Other Bizzare Art Vandals Better Than Maximo Caminero
When Maximo Caminero picked up and dropped one the 16 colored vases in Ai Weiwei's current exhibit at Perez Art Museum Miami, he did it as intentional protest. That's called "vandalism," and while this particular instance of meaningful destruction was stupid, it was also not very original.
Even little old ladies with good intentions are better vandals than this guy.
Ah yes, even in the dissenting crowds of the art scene, originals are few and far between. Caminero is not the first man to ruin an ancient artifact, he was not the first to demonstrate disgust through manifested damage. Hell - he wasn't even drunk. Where's the fun in that?
It seems Caminero could learn a trick or two from these vandal champions. (But seriously kids, don't be an asshole. Leave art alone.)
This American Tourist Broke a 600-Year-Old Sculpture
Photo via: NBCnews.com
"Pull my finger" jokes aren't funny, but we just made one anyway. An unfortunately-American tourist was enjoying the sights of a Florentine museum a little too much, and because all U.S. Citizens are trained to respond only to clearly-marked placards and not common sense, he decided it was okay to touch the cultural relic. Giovanni d'Ambrogio's Virgin survived two World Wars, but one evening with an asshole took off a whole finger. Stories like this are the reason liberal patriots cry themselves to sleep.
This Vandal Replaces Shitty Advertisements with Classical Works
This is the coolest form of vandalism imaginable. Sorry ad people, but ads are stupid. No matter how funny your campaign is, you're still using our emotions against us so we'll give some thirsty corporation our hard-earned cash. French artist Lavie makes life a little more authentic, replacing billboards and high-traffic commercial banners with classical works of art. That's both emotionally intriguing and honest. Bravo.
See also: Visitor Smashes Ai Weiwei Vase at PAMM