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The photograph of Ai Weiwei was taken while he was visiting NYC where he lived for several years. Ai Weiwei was famous and had a reputation as an innovative artist by that time, but this was before he gained an international reputation as a political activist. Ai Weiwei ‘s father was the famous poet Ai Qing. He attended Beijing Film Academy in the late 1970s and was a member of the experimental and politically conscious art group Xing Xing during the early 1980’s.He is now living in exile in Berlin. Digital Library Development Program, UC San Diego, La Jolla, 92093-0175 (https://lib.ucsd.edu/digital-library)
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