Man charged with Rothko criminal damage

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

A man was tonight 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 will appear before magistrates at Camberwell Green tomorrow morning.

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

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Rothko painting vandal jailed

A man has been jailed for two years for defacing a painting by artist Mark Rothko at London's Tate Modern gallery.