Man who defaced Tate Modern's Rothko canvas says he's added value
Ben QuinnA Russian artist who claims to have defaced a Mark Rothko mural in the Tate Modern gallery says he has engaged in a piece of art and improved the value of the multimillion-pound work.
The Metropolitan police art squad is investigating an incident at the museum in which a man inscribed a number of words in black ink in a corner of Rothko's 1958 canvas Black on Maroon, before quickly leaving the room.
A visitor to the museum who posted a picture on Twitter of the defaced canvas said that he saw the man sitting quietly in front of the painting beforehand.
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"Man who defaced Tate Modern's Rothko canvas says he's added value", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), août 2012. Consulté le 22/09/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/man-who-defaced-tate-modern-s-rothko-canvas-says-he-s-added-value