Was She Improving on a Classic?
Carmen Tisch, 37, punched, scratched and slid her ass against a $30 million painting by abstract expressionist Clyfford Still at a Denver museum.
When something makes an impression on me, I like to leave my impression on it. I totally understand where’s she’s coming from… Or not.
Tisch pleaded guilty earlier this month to felony criminal mischief for striking at and leaning against the oil-on-canvas painting “1957-J No. 2” at the Clyfford Still Museum.
After causing an estimated $10,000 worth of damage to the painting, an intoxicated Tisch then pulled down her pants, slid her buttocks against the painting and urinated on the museum floor, prosecutors said.
The show floor is not the place to express yourself. Not like that anyway.
That is one hell of a bad trip she was on. I’ve seen people try to throw up & poop in places they really shouldn’t be when they’re buzzed.
A judge sentenced Tisch to two years probation and she must also undergo mental health treatment and receive help for alcohol dependency as a condition of her sentence. She may still face a restitution hearing.
The North Dakota-born Still was considered one of the most influential post-World War Two American abstract expressionist artists.
Still died in 1980, and Denver officials worked for decades with his widow, Patricia, to secure a single-artist museum featuring his works. When she died in 2005, she bequeathed her husband’s collection to the city.
Four of his works were auctioned by Sotheby’s for $114 million to endow the museum, which opened in late 2011.
Jennifer “JLo” Lopez’s ass is literally worth (insured for) $27 million, something tells me that Carmen Tisch’s ass isn’t.
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