Rothko Painting at Tate Modern Defaced

Bullet Shih Oct, 2012 0
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Reports are in that a vandal has defaced one of the Mark Rothko paintings at the Tate Modern in London.   Black on Maroon which was one of the paintings originally commissioned for the Four Season’s Restaurant in the Seagrams Building of New York City has been marred by either a black pen or brush and black paint with the words of Vladamir Umanets who signed his name along with the statement “a potential piece of yellowism”.

Unamets who was able to exit the gallery, much to his disbelief, unapprehended is now in police custody.  Unlike the vandalism earlier this year at the Clyfford Still Museum in Denver which was believed to have been drug and alchohol induced, the damage caused to the Rothko appears to be the deliberate act of an attention seeking artist in a similar act to that of Uriel Landeros who stenciled a Picasso at the Menil Museum in Houston, Texas earlier this year.

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