Culturemap attended the opening of alleged Menil vandal Uriel Landeros’ solo show Houston We Have a Problem and reported “as far as art openings go, the party was memorable . . . right down to the free forties (liquor bottles), the particularly good DJ, the off-duty police officers and the man wearing a gigantic basket on his head.” The artist’s video presence was there, via Skype, and many of his paintings had been painted on by local street artists (presumably with permission), improving them significantly.
Ironically, the Menil Collection, owners of Picasso’s Woman in a Red Armchair, the target of Landeros’ alleged felonious acts, will be featuring one of Mel Chin’s recent “unauthorized collaborations” in which the renowned artist, no stranger to controversy himself, cuts into other artist’s works’ to make them his own, as part of their 25th anniversary celebration!