Thursday, January 5, 2012

Baby Got Back: Woman Uses Her Backside to Vandalize $30 Million Painting

Little known fact: Spanish Surrealist Artist Salvador Dali was a major influence on Sir Mixalot

A Colorado woman must have been inspired by Sir Mixalot's 90s classic Hip Hop tune "Baby Got Back" after being arrested for rubbing her big ol' onion on a famous painting valued at over $30 million!

Police responded to a call from curators and security at the Clyfford Still Museum located in Denver. Witnesses alleged that Carmen Tisch, 36, scratched at, punched and then rubbed her ample backside against Still's abstract-expressionist masterpiece "1957-J no.2", causing at least $10,000 in damages. Police alleged that the woman was quite inebriated at the time of the incident. They also claim that Tisch tried to urinate on the painting...but her stream missed its target.

Tisch was charged with felony criminal mischief and has been held on a $20,000 bond since the incident took place in late December. Clyfford Still (1904-1980) was considered one of the most influential of the American post-World War II abstract expressionist artists, although he was not as well known as others such as Jackson Pollock. Four of his works were auctioned by Sotheby's last year for $114 million to endow the Denver museum, which opened in November.

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