Denver, CO – As evident by Jaded’s reaction to Septic Flesh, certain people just don’t appreciate fine art. Some people in a Denver museum learned this as well when a drunken idiot stumbled in and tried to piss on a painting worth millions of dollars.
Police say that at around 3:30 p.m. on Dec 29, a heavily intoxicated Carmen Lucette Tisch showed her disdain for “1957-J-No. 2.,” a $30 million painting by Clyfford Still, by walking up to it and attacking it.
Witnesses say the 36-year-old scratched and hit the painting before dropping trou and putting her ass against it. That’s when she reportedly slid down the painting and began urinating.
Luckily, she did not successfully spray the 9 1/2 feet tall and 13 feet wide painting with her stank, but she did do an estimated $10,000 worth of damage and get slapped with a felony criminal mischief charge, which carries a maximum sentence of up to 12 years in prison.
Probably not much of a surprise, but this isn’t Tisch’s first run-in with the law. Charges of theft and armed robbery against her were dropped last month and in 2008 she was arrested on a complaint of driving under the influence.
But to be honest, I have also been known to urinate on certain images out of anger and frustration, much to the dismay of our IT department.Tags: alcohol, Carmen Lucette Tisch, Clyfford Still, Colorado, Crime, painting, Vandalism