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Police: Woman attacked Clyfford Still painting

January 9, 2012

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— Investigators are trying to determine why a woman caused $10,000 worth of damage to a large expressionist painting at the Clyfford Still Museum by punching and scratching it, then removing her pants and sliding down the artwork.

Carmen Tisch, 36, faces charges of criminal mischief in the Dec. 29 attack on the painting, said district attorney spokeswoman Lynn Kimbrough.

The painting, referred to as 1957-J-No. 2, is valued at more than $30 million. The large montage of black, white and burnt orange swaths with a sliver of yellow is from Still’s middle period.

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Kontum1972 2 years, 11 months ago

sometimes expressive color unleashes...the inner "Id".... and one can also blame the gallery management for having a crappy gallery art security,,,who wasn't doing their job...?

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