Published On: Sun, Oct 25th, 2015

Lego Refuses To Send Its Toy Bricks To Ai Weiwei, Artist Says

He calls it "an act of censorship and discrimination."

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Lego has refused to send Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei a bulk order of its toy bricks, the artist claims, because it “cannot approve the use of Legos for political works.”

Ai Weiwei, a vocal opponent of the Chinese government’s iron-fisted censorship, wrote on Instagram Friday that he had planned to use the Legos in a piece on free speech called “Andy Warhol / Ai Weiwei” for display later this year in Australia’s National Gallery of Victoria, which placed the Lego order for him.

Read the full story at Huffington Post, by Lydia O’Connor

 

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