Vandal Caught on Video Defacing a Picasso Painting in Houston Museum
June 19, 2012
Police in Houston are searching for a vandal who spray-painted a Picasso painting. The man was captured on camera using a stencil to paint an image of a bull and the word "Conquista" on the Spanish master's 1929 'Woman in a Red Armchair." A bystander who videoed the man in action says the vandal identified himself as an up-and-coming Mexican-American artist who wanted to "honor" Picasso's work.