Dissident artist jailed this year for 81 days by his country's rulers comes top of Art Review magazine's 'power 100 list.'


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This article titled “Chinese artist Ai Weiwei announced as art world’s most powerful figure” was written by Charlotte Higgins, chief arts writer, for The Guardian on Wednesday 12th October 2011 23.01 UTC

The dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, who shot to worldwide prominence this April when he was imprisoned by the Chinese authorities for 81 days for what were described as “economic crimes”, has been named the most powerful figure in the art world by Art Review magazine in its annual art “power 100 list”.

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