Defacing Rothko painting more difficult than painting it

THE vandalism of a Mark Rothko painting is incredibly impressive when compared to the painting.

An anonymous attacker scrawled ‘Vladimir Umanets, A Potential Piece of Yellowism’ on the 1958 masterpiece that took Rothko about three minutes.

A spokesman for the Tate Modern, the new home of 2012’s The Rothko Defacement, said: “It is a curious, yet striking statement.

“Rather than just a series of fuzzy rectangles.”




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Hunt perfects ‘shit pizza’ technique

HEALTH secretary Jeremy Hunt has developed a new technique for burying catastrophic news with disastrous opinions.

Hunt has adapted the ‘criticism sandwich’, used by dreary managers to bury critiques of inconsequential workers during inane personal development meetings, to create a two-tier approach in which both sections are utterly unappetising.

According to Hunt the ‘shit pizza’ can have a variety of awful toppings which, when scraped away, reveal something equally vile underneath.

He  said: “I like to combine a thin, crispy base of removing palliative care for the elderly covered with a generous topping of basically calling for abortion to be banned.

“I’m currently working on reducing the number of out-of-hours GPs to three, combined with one of my deliciously gooey endorsements of homeopathy.”

Chancellor George Osborne, a huge admirer of Hunts, has also adopted the technique by ruling out a tax on the massive houses of those who caused the economic collapse, while simultaneously taking another £10bn away from poor people who cannot get jobs.

A Treasury spokesman said: “We’re trying to create a quattro formaggio by adding some new way of destroying what’s left of the pensions industry and a tax on cheese.”