Rothko accused remanded

A man charged with criminal damage, after a painting in the Tate Modern gallery was defaced, has been remanded in custody after appearing in court today.

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Rothko accused remanded in custody

A Rothko painting was defaced at the Tate Modern art gallery on Sunday. Credit: Twitter @WrightTG

A man charged with criminal damage, after a painting in the Tate Modern gallery was defaced, is expected to plead not guilty.

Wlodzimierz Umaniec appeared at Camberwell Magistrates Court via video link, accused of defacing a Mark Rothko painting worth around fifty million pounds. Umaniec, who is from Poland, has been remanded in custody until next Tuesday.

Man to appear in court over criminal damage to painting

A Rothko painting was defaced at the Tate Modern art gallery on Sunday. Credit: Twitter/@WrightTG

A man's expected in court charged with criminal damage after a Mark Rothko painting was defaced at London's Tate Modern gallery.

Wlodzimierz Umaniec, 26, also known as Vladimir Umanets, was charged with one count of criminal damage in excess of £5,000 and is due to appear before magistrates at Camberwell Green this morning.

The Polish national, of no fixed abode, was arrested after the mural was vandalised on Sunday.

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