The announcement of an upcoming exhibition featuring the work of artist Uriel Landeros, infamous for allegedly defacing a Picasso painting at the Menil Collection last summer, has sparked a Facebook furor, and a split-up between the partners at the gallery where the show is to be held. James Art Gallery (formerly CuetoJames, but partner Rafael Cueto reportedly split from the gallery over the show), in Houston’s Summer Street Studios announced the show, titled “Houston, We Have a Problem” and opening on October 26 from 7-11 pm, on Facebook, where it immediately elicited an endless stream of negative comments, interspersed with defiant proclamations from the remaining gallery owner James Perez. Recent posts have all been video links- blogger Robert Boyd has sifted out some of the meatier parts of the initial spiteful outpourings.
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