Art Rant: “A Potential Piece of Yellowism”

Note: The following rant was originally written in 2012. It has since been edited slightly to reflect the time passed.

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In 2012, a man walked into the Tate Modern and  scribbled on “Black On Maroon II”, a 1958 painting by Mark Rothko. “Vladimir Umanets” was hastily scrawled in the lower right corner, a nearly illegible dripping mess. I was outraged. How had this happened? I have since read of many more incidents of people defacing art in museums: not long ago a man punched a hole in a Monet. The Rothko incident remains frustratingly different from these acts of passion.

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