posted on Jun, 18 2012 @ 07:52 PM
And this man wants to be an artist? Twisted thinking it seems.
Excerpts from the article.This occurred in Houston, TX at the Menil.
Officials at the Menil Collection don't know why a man spray-painted Pablo Picasso's "Woman in a Red Armchair" at the museum, but the act wasn't
caught just on surveillance cameras.
It also was captured by a bystander with a smartphone camera and subsequently posted on YouTube with a caption naming the alleged perpetrator as a
The damaged artwork, with the spray paint barely dry, was rushed down the hall to the museum's conservation lab, where chief conservator Brad Epley
quickly began its repair.
The 1929 painting, one of nine by Picasso owned by the Menil, has "an excellent prognosis," Muse said.
The vandal, who has not been identified officially, stenciled a small image of a bullfighter killing a bull and the word "Conquista" on the painting.
He fled and wasn't caught.
KPRC (Channel 2) interviewed a man who said he captured the vandalism on his phone camera. The witness told Channel 2 the man identified himself as an
up-and-coming Mexican-American artist looking to honor Picasso's work.
edit on 6/18/2012 by roadgravel because: Title
I think this man overrates himself. Using a stencil, just a low end tagger.
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