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Picasso tagging at the Menil

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I immediatley apologize, but I cannot figure the links out on my phone...

So on Fox 26 this morning, they ran a story about a man who spray painted on the Picasso painting ”the lady in the red armchair”. Someone captured the art crime on their video phone and posted it to youtube.com, which police now wonder if they were apart of the tagging as well.

The tagger spray painted (in red), ”conquiste” with the image of a bull. I wonder what message he could be trying to send, if any? I'm glad it wasn't just the word ”goat goat goat” which have been tagged EVERYWHERE in this city.

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Is it a crime to merely videotape another person committing a criminal act? Should it be a crime to allow a crime to occur when you have a reasonable ability to stop the crime?

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i think you missed the point. the poster of the video is probably under investigation because he may have some connection to the crime, posting the video boasting. no one said the video taper was guilty.

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i think you missed the point. the poster of the video is probably under investigation because he may have some connection to the crime, posting the video boasting. no one said the video taper was guilty.

I didn't hint that the person who filmed was guilty. Don't know where you got that from.

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http://www.chron.com...sso-3642941.php

KPRC (Channel 2) interviewed a man who said he captured the vandalism on his phone camera. The witness told Channel 2 the man identified himself as an up-and-coming Mexican-American artist looking to honor Picasso's work.

http://blogs.houstonpress.com/artattack/2012/06/alleged_street_artist_who_defa.php

Edited by infinite_jim

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The person who recorded it is a friend of Uriel's. His name is Joshua Gonzales Salinas, per Facebook. He was promoting his art show this past weekend. Seems to me that he was playing lookout for Uriel, and recording the video for Uriel to take the "glory" later.

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I didn't hint that the person who filmed was guilty. Don't know where you got that from.

i was replying to infinite_jim, sorry I wasn't clear

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The person who recorded it is a friend of Uriel's. His name is Joshua Gonzales Salinas, per Facebook. He was promoting his art show this past weekend. Seems to me that he was playing lookout for Uriel, and recording the video for Uriel to take the "glory" later.

Then, he is just as guilty. I hope he get the same punishment.

Also, he filmed the video in "portrait mode", -_- which, in itself, should be a crime with equal punishment. <_<

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Is it a crime to merely videotape another person committing a criminal act? Should it be a crime to allow a crime to occur when you have a reasonable ability to stop the crime?

It is a crime to aid another in the commission of the crime. Similar to the getaway driver, or the lookout, if this turd video'd the ghetto slug (No, Uriel, you useless POS, I will not describe you as an "artist") for the purpose of helping the ghetto slug publicize his crime, then he could be charged as a party to the criminal mischief.

I would imagine that the Menil staff are livid, and that HPD is working this diligently. A nice show trial with a publicized prison sentence may help get the word out to these slugs that there is a limit to our tolerance for their sheet. Defacing Picasso's would be an example of that limit.

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The person who recorded it is a friend of Uriel's. His name is Joshua Gonzales Salinas, per Facebook. He was promoting his art show this past weekend. Seems to me that he was playing lookout for Uriel, and recording the video for Uriel to take the "glory" later.

I think that he was playing lookout to - veiwing the video that's been played on the news, it seems that if he was an innocent bystander, he wouldnt have had his phone/camera out like that (I have been told many times to put up my phone while in the Menil) and go up immediately to the painting, zoom in on the spray paint and then move over to desecription plate to show which painting it was. Also saying that you spoke to the guy but not holding him until authorities (cops/museum) could come is rather strange.

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So... if the painting was "tagged"... is it fixable? Can it be restored?

I'm not sure what the method is, but the art hospital it went to in Germany said they got all the spray off. The Menil said the painting had ”to rest”, before it's back on display.

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I'm not sure what the method is, but the art hospital it went to in Germany said they got all the spray off. The Menil said the painting had ”to rest”, before it's back on display.

The Menil did the restoration in their own conservation lab. In Houston, Texas. The painting did NOT go to Germany.

"Most of the damage, virtually all has been taken care of,” he said. “But you have to wait and see.”

Edited by Houston19514

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I guess my comment is as accurate as fox 26's reporting. Womp womp.

My guess is you misunderstood the report. They quoted the Menil spokesman, who happened to be in Germany at the time. The people doing the restoration were in Houston.

Edited by Houston19514

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Uriel Landeros. . . allegedly.

He's probably in Mexicoa or Guatemala by now.

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Uriel Landeros has been charged with criminal mischief and felony graffiti.

http://edition.cnn.c...ized/index.html

This is on the front page of the CNN International Edition website. Should I post this in the Houston Sightings thread too? ;)

Edited by Simbha

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My guess is you misunderstood the report. They quoted the Menil spokesman, who happened to be in Germany at the time. The people doing the restoration were in Houston.

Oh well... I would blame it on being still drunk from the night before but we can just call me dumb and everything will be ice cream.

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