Dear Mr. Ai Weiwei,
I hope you are feeling good. I saw in Wikipedia that you are very busy. I’m sorry to bother you.
All I want is to take a photo of your art to show my friends that I saw the art of a famous Chinese artist. Why can’t I do that?
Please tell the Sackler Gallery in Washington DC to let people take photos of that collection of stuff that you took from Qing dynasty temples. Taking a photo isn’t like taking something. Everybody can take photos without taking anyone’s stuff. Please let me, my friend, and everyone take photos of your stuff!
P.S. – I’m really looking forward to your exhibit at the Hirshhorn. I promise that if you let everyone take photos, I’ll send you a photo of me standing next to my favorite piece of yours!