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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.

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Rothko damage suspect remanded in custody

A man accused of criminal damage after a Mark Rothko painting was defaced at London's Tate Modern gallery has been remanded in custody until October 16

Wlodzimierz Umaniec, 26, also known as Vladimir Umanets, appeared at Camberwell Green Magistrates' Court via video-link today accused of damaging the famous painting, worth in the region of £50 million.

The court heard that Umaniec, a Polish national, will deny the charges.

He spoke only to confirm his personal details and provided a friend's address.

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