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Art Vandalism

Anish Kapoor's 'Vagina Sculpture' Vandalized At Versailles

artnet | Posted 06.18.2015 | Arts

This article originally appeared on artnet News. By Henri Neuendorf, Unknown vandals splattered yellow paint on Kapoor's Dirty Corner (2011). P...

This Is Why You Definitely Don't Punch A Monet

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 12.10.2014 | Arts

Don't touch the art! We all know that mandate. But if you absolutely must, please don't punch the art. Doing so could land you a five-year prison sent...

Someone Vandalized The Jeff Koons Exhibition In The Wee Hours Of The Morning

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.20.2014 | Arts

To maximize its blockbuster Jeff Koons retrospective, The Whitney stayed open for 36 hours straight this weekend, allowing viewers to meditate on porn...

The Man Who Painted Over The Queen?

AP | Posted 08.14.2013 | Arts

LONDON — A man has been charged with allegedly spraying paint on a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II hanging in Westminster Abbey, police said Frid...

Famed Painting Defaced At New Louvre

AP | Posted 04.10.2013 | Arts

PARIS — A visitor to the Louvre's newest extension, in northern France, has been detained after scrawling an inscription in marker on the famed ...

Vomiting On Art, Eating It, And Other Works Of 'Inspired Vandalism'

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.09.2012 | Arts

This weekend, as many of you now know, an intrepid artist named Vladimir Umanets strolled into the Tate Modern and scrawled a promotional message on t...

What's the Motivation Behind Recent Art Crimes?

MutualArt | Posted 08.28.2012 | Arts

Three different incidents this month alone show us, however, that crime in museums is very easy to achieve. Elementary yet different in execution, these recent events allow us to ascertain what motivates people to commit art crimes.

Two Poussin Paintings Vandalized With Spray Paint

Posted 09.17.2011 | Arts

Two paintings by the prominent 17th-century French classicist painter Nicolas Poussin were vandalized Sunday, by a man with a can of red spray paint. ...