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05.16.14 Marina Galperina

“I made a mistake,” Vladimir Umanets wrote in The Guardian this week. In October 2012, Umanets had written his name and “a potential piece of Yellowism” in black marker on Mark Rothko’s Black on Maroon at the Tate Modern in London, causing $300,000 worth of damage to the $8-$15 million painting. Though he denied being a vandal from the start, qualifying his […]

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02.27.13 Marina Galperina

Here’s a mini-doc featuring Marcin Lodyga and Vladimir Umanets, the notorious duo of IRL art trolls, artists, philosophers, vandals, Yellowists. It features the Yellowists explaining Yellowism and screenshots of all the press hate/bemusement. Last year, Umanets was sentenced to two years in prison for writing his name on a Rothko at Tate Modern, turning it into […]

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12.13.12 Marina Galperina

Wlodzimierz Umaniec is “plainly an intelligent man,” Judge Chapple said and then, sentenced the 26-year-old artist vandal philosopher Yellowist to two years in prison. Earlier this year, unbeknownst to his partner in Yellowism Marcin Lodyga, Umaniec walked up to a $8-$15 million dollar Black on Maroon Rothko at the Tate Museum in London and signed it wish his name in […]

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11.21.12 Marina Galperina

Now that some time has passed since conceptual prankster Vladimir Umanets wrote on a Rothko at Tate London, thusly attempting to convince the world that he turned it into a piece of Yellowism and transported it into a new, objective dimension… looks like the painting is mighty fucked. It’s going to take up to 18 months […]

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10.19.12 Marina Galperina

You can’t punch him in the face, sir. Let’s talk about this. […]

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10.10.12 Marina Galperina

It took all night to flag down Marcin Lodyga in Berlin, while his partner in Yellowism was being held in custody in London for calmly walking up to one of Tate’s precious Rothko’s and, with a black marker, writing “Vladimir Umanets ’12, A Potential Piece of Yellowism” on the canvas. What happened next was the strangest interview of my life. […]

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10.08.12 Marina Galperina

Yesterday, Vladimir Umanets nonchalantly walked up to a 1958 Rothko painting at Tate Modern, took out a marker and tagged it with “Vladimir Umanets ’12, A Potential Piece of Yellowism.” Here’s why… […]

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