Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Rothko Tag Update

The damage done to Mark Rothko's ghastly mural Black on Maroon (1958) by the Polish twit Wlodzimierz Umaniec alias Vladimir Umanets, who remains on conditional bail, is worse than inititally thought. The ink used in the criminal tagging has penetrated every layer of paint through to the canvas. Tate Passé reckons if will take 18 months to repair the damage at vast cost (CLICK). I'd leave it as is. It's rubbish as art, tagged or not, and the tagging gives it a certain notoriety.


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