Thursday, January 14, 2016

Ai Wei-Wei won a shipment battle with Lego, and improved his brand in the marketable universe of artistic freedom, but at the price of this song!

The most famous Chinese artist, though he has undoubtedly suffered, has a hustle like everybody else. When Lego blocked his recent bulk order, he fought back, suggesting that a planned Legoland for Shanghai motivated their decision. Eventually the Danish toy maker relented. Through me, he attempts to sing of his triumph (in his cups). "No true art without a strong dose of banality." -- E.M. Cioran

Posted by Jay Harvey on Thursday, January 14, 2016