Man in court after vandalising painting

Man in court after vandalising a painting at the Tate Modern

Wlodzimierz Umaniec has been charged with the recent defacement of a Mark Rothko painting at the Tate Modern. Wlodzimierz Umaniec aged 26, also going by the name of Vladimir Umanets, is due to appear in Camberwell Green magistrates court to face his charges.

The Polish national has been charged with critical damage in excess of £5,000 the man caused controversy in the art world when he walked up to one of Rothko’s famous Seagram murals and tagged it “Vladimir Umanets 12, a potential piece of yellowism.”

Umaniec has been seen giving interviews preaching about the virtues of his artistic movement “yellowism,” which he claims was the motivation behind act of vandalism.

Despite the vandalism it is said conservators will be able to repair the Tate’s damaged canvas. However The museum declined to comment.

http://blogs.artinfo.com/artintheair/2012/10/09/man-charged-with-critical-damage-for-vandalizing-rothko-painting-at-the-tate-modern/

Research References

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/10/08/vladimir-umanets-tate-modern-mark-rothko-vandal_n_1947409.html

http://blogs.artinfo.com/artintheair/2012/10/09/man-charged-with-critical-damage-for-vandalizing-rothko-painting-at-the-tate-modern/

Reflection

Here we were asked to choose from a list of topics and wright an online in regards to the subject we had chosen. Again I tried to keep my article fairly concise and include all the important information. Researching this event was interesting as it was something I didn’t know had happened. Through my research I also came across so called “yellowism” artistic movement although the concept is something I am still struggling to wrap my head around.

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