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Ai Weiwei, one of China’s most high profile contemporary artists, lost his studio yesterday through an act of government intervention via demolition. The artist, who recently covered the floor of the Tate in a carpet of hand painted and fired sunflower seeds, (pictured below) claims that he is being targeted by the Chinese authorities.  Weiwei’s reputation for subversive rhetoric is keeping him walled within China’s borders; he hasn’t been allowed to leave the country since the announcement of his studio’s demolition.  Weiwei has yet to issue a public statement about the event.

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