Thursday, 13 December 2012

Tate Vandal Jailed

Wlodzimierz Umaniec, alias Vladimir Umanets, the Polish twit who tagged Mark Rothko's pathetic daub Black on Maroon (1958) in Tate Passé last October, has been jailed for 2 years. He appeared for sentencing at Inner London Crown Court before Judge Roger Chapple, who told him it would have been 3 years in prison if he hadn't pleaded guilty to the crime (CLICK). Work to restore the Rothko daub will take about 20 months and cost approximately £200,000. Is it worth it? Outside the court, the Polish co-founder of Yellowism defended the twit's action. They both sound like perfect candidates for deportation as undesirable aliens. Are we still allowed to do that? London is full of undesirable aliens.


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