Art Vandalism

Arts Review: Art Under Attack, Tate Britain

Victoria Sadler | Posted 26.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

From Kings to suffragettes, from the IRA to artists themselves, there is a long history of art being the focus of attack both from the state and from the public. This history of iconoclasm, or image breaking, is captured in this wide-ranging and fascinating exhibition at the Tate Britain.

Rothko Vandal Jailed For Two Years

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.02.2013 | Home

A man has been jailed for two years for defacing a painting by artist Mark Rothko. Wlodzimierz Umaniec, 26, also known as Vladimir Umanets, defaced...

A Sadder Picture: Hockney's Beloved Tree Trunk Ruined By Vandals

Posted 19.01.2013 | Home

UPDATED - 20/11/12 It was the simple tree trunk that helped inspire one of Britain's biggest art shows, but now David Hockney's beloved 'totem' has...

'Punch the Yellowist: Performance Art'

Dale Bilson | Posted 12.12.2012 | Home
Dale Bilson

There are only about three paintings on this planet that I am able to say that I 'like', but last week Vladimir Umanets, the Yellowist, decided that one of them wasn't quite good enough. So he decided to improve it, with the addition of some half-legible scribbling in one of its corners.

Vladimir Umanets, Mark Rothko And The Cowardly Folly of Art Vandalism

Sam Parker | Posted 08.12.2012 | Home
Sam Parker

Vandalised paintings, of course, leads us down only one path: tighter security measures at galleries, lenders being more reluctant to send works to Britain, and art becoming less accessible for you, me and generations to come.

I'd Risk More Rothko Vandalism to Carry on Being Close to Art

Philippa Warr | Posted 07.12.2012 | Home
Philippa Warr

As much as I loved the artworks, I don't find myself angry at the act of vandalism per se. The thing which bothers me is the knock on effects of vandalism - the fact that there will be people who are furious and that fury could end up limiting the physical enjoyment of Rothko's work.