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Vase Smasher Maximo Caminero Pleads Not Guilty

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Despite the fact that there's no doubt Máximo Caminero walked into Pérez Art Museum Miami and smashed a vase by artist Ai Weiwei (it's on video, after all), Caminero has pleaded not guilty to the charges against him.

See also: Miami Artist Destroyed $1M Ai Weiwei Vase Because PAMM "Only Displays International Artists"

Caminero, an artist who claimed he smashed the vase in part to protest a perceived lack of support of local artists, faces a charge of criminal mischief over $1,000, a felony. He has apologized for the smashing.

His attorneys, however, today entered a not-guilty plea in writing and hope to take the charges to trial. It's obviously more of a legal maneuver than a denial that, you know, Caminero didn't actually smash the vase.

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6 comments
theo333
theo333

Quick. Buy his art before he hangs himself in jail.

Anastasia Biltmore
Anastasia Biltmore

What an idiot. A jury is going to find him guilty and the judge will throw the book at him for wasting the court's time. This whole debacle will only further destroy his career.

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