Man arrested over defacing of Rothko painting

The vandalism to the Rothko painting "Black on Maroon"
The vandalism to the Rothko painting "Black on Maroon" Credit: Tim Wright/Twitter

A man has been arrested over the defacing of a Mark Rothko painting at the Tate Modern.

A 26-year-old man was arrested by Sussex Police at an address in Worthing.

He's been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and is now in custody at a Sussex police station.

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Rothko painting defaced

A man has claimed responsibility for defacing a valuable Mark Rothko at the Tate Modern art gallery, but denied he is a vandal.