Woman damages $30 million painting with buttocks

She's clearly a lover of art.

Art lover Carmen Lucette Tisch.

“Smooth as a baby’s bottom” is clearly not a phrase that can be used to describe the anatomy of a 36-year-old Denver woman accused of damaging a $30 million work of art with her naked posterior.

The art attack caused $10,000 in damage to the Clyfford Still abstract painting entitled “1957-J-No. 2,” The Denver Post reports.

Police say Carmen Lucette Tisch visited Denver’s Clyfford Still Museum Dec. 29 and pulled down her pants before punching the painting, sliding her bottom across it and urinating on herself.

“You have to wonder where her friends were,” said a spokeswoman for the Denver District Attorney’s Office.

Tisch is charged with criminal mischief, a charge punishable by up to 12 years in prison, and held on a $20,000 bond.

The painting can likely be repaired, Denver art gallery owner Ivar Zeile told the Post, adding that “just knowing what happened” to the art piece damages it forever in his mind.

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Look before I leap...

January 5th, 2012
2:36 pm

I’m sure her trailer park daddy would be proud.
Looks like her artsy ass will get passed around La Vista for a carton of Lucky Strikes

Relationship Expert

January 5th, 2012
2:37 pm

Must have been a butt ugly piece of art

sam

January 5th, 2012
2:37 pm

And this piece of trash woman probably lives on my tax money. Cut her off.

Dee

January 5th, 2012
2:37 pm

Is the chick crazy or something?

bjohndawg

January 5th, 2012
2:43 pm

Hey punched her in the eye? And those are some ugly tats. trashy

Bobo

January 5th, 2012
2:47 pm

I bet the cop arrested her and said, “Urine trouble”.

Roekest

January 5th, 2012
3:10 pm

Lemme guess……it was a protest against the 1%.

If that’s the case, that’s one fine specimen of the 99%.

woodrow

January 5th, 2012
3:33 pm

I remember Andy Warhol did this and they called it art. Fecal art is actually not original anymore.

Quagmire

January 5th, 2012
3:42 pm

Now back that azz up

Denise

January 5th, 2012
3:44 pm

@Bobo…Funny!!!

Tim

January 5th, 2012
3:58 pm

Is the painting #2, she got it all wrong!

Jack

January 5th, 2012
4:02 pm

I blame the pay toilets every place is putting in their establishments.

Zack

January 5th, 2012
4:03 pm

Stinking yellow journalism.

CKM

January 5th, 2012
4:05 pm

1) This thing looks like it urinates on itself regularly and obviously never showers. Gross. 2) What’s with the spokeswoman for the DA’s office wondering, “where her friends were”? Hello?

billy

January 5th, 2012
4:08 pm

My Kinda Bit@h!!! I bet she can wet sand some cars wit that A$$

The Real JC

January 5th, 2012
4:21 pm

Here’s the painting it happened to: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/multimedia/clyfford_still/8.html

I might see the merits of adding a few butt smudges.

4xtra

January 5th, 2012
4:28 pm

That is trailer park trash for ya….

HaHa

January 5th, 2012
4:39 pm

Trashy, neo-con protest against the liberal art community. Can we please put an END to the hate.

Mike Francis

January 5th, 2012
4:40 pm

Urine the money…urine the money!!! Watch me on 11 Alive!!!!

Gerard.

January 5th, 2012
4:46 pm

Good grief, that is my ex! She ran away with a biker gang and left me with four kids and crops in the field!

UGA

January 5th, 2012
4:52 pm

“‘Smooth as a baby’s bottom’ is clearly not a phrase that can be used to describe the anatomy of a 36-year-old Denver woman accused of damaging a $30 million work of art with her naked posterior.’”

Huh? Yes, I realize that she damaged something with her butt, but are you suggesting inside knowledge of the actual physical condition of her butt? What does this “clear” perception have to do with the story? I assume this was just a throw-away cliche phrase but it adds zero to the story and is quite awkward.

ME

January 5th, 2012
4:54 pm

To funny Bobo!

LydiasDad

January 5th, 2012
4:58 pm

Her Occupy camp was shut down, so she’s looking for a more effective way to protest.

RK

January 5th, 2012
5:08 pm

In other news, THIS PAINTING IS WORTH $30 MILLION!!! http://www.pbs.org/newshour/multimedia/clyfford_still/8.html

Noneya

January 5th, 2012
5:18 pm

Do people just wake up and say what can I do to go to jail today?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QKLJ4wY_yQ

bella1

January 5th, 2012
5:40 pm

not going to touch WHY she would do it, but that’s just dumb. I have rather enjoyed the commentary – “Urine trouble”…LOL – but the dude that goes into “his” tax money supports her – is lame.

Rex Osborne

January 5th, 2012
6:01 pm

Okay, that pathetic woman is trash, I agree, but so is the painting. I mean, THIRTY MILLION for that meaningless, smeared-up mess that looks like somebody turned a monkey loose with four buckets of barn paint and a broom? My God, some people are stupid. Money and brains sometimes are not found together.

Bobo

January 5th, 2012
7:25 pm

Sorry, I just have no sympathy for the painting. Any time a painting has more value than the gross domestic product of several 3rd world countries, it says something about those who decide it’s somehow worth $30 million. Maybe the woman is crazy and all…but $30 million for a painting is as crazy as Charles Manson eating fruit loops on your front porch.

Bobo

January 5th, 2012
7:26 pm

The only consolation to this story is that some snobby rich blue blood is going to have to scrub the pee pee of a commoner off of this invaluable piece of crap that looks like my 5 year old niece painted it with a paint sprayer.

Horsetoothedjackass

January 5th, 2012
7:37 pm

That’s nothing, casino magnate Steve Wynn damaged a Picasso painting he owns (Le Rêve) with his elbow and at the time, he had agreed to sell it for $139 million. He jokingly referred to the incident as the $40 million dollar elbow……

hryder

January 5th, 2012
8:04 pm

“Art is in the eye of the beholder.” This is a criminally prosecutable example of one person rejecting values of one group of people when that groups values do not align with values personally held. Another example on the internet today is Chad Ochocinco and his daughter’s school behavior. Both examples indicate a lack of common decency and the knowledge that citizens of this country have their rights and beliefs as long as expression of theirs does not interfere with the identical rights that all other citizens of these United States also possess. The bare butt butt art female, Chad O, and following along, his daughter indicate their ignorance and lack of decency and decorum through their actions and/or statements. Several other commentors indicate the same ignorance and lack of decency and decorum .

Lenin

January 5th, 2012
8:34 pm

Far left probably will idolize her or her azz……………….LOL

Boomshika

January 5th, 2012
8:49 pm

According to the Denver Post article the Colorado legal system has let butt girl off the hook on more than one prior occasion, including armed robbery, and she’ll probably get a pass on this one too…’community service’ or some such. Kumbaya.

Fun Size

January 5th, 2012
8:51 pm

Classy gal!! and an art lover too….

Rick

January 5th, 2012
8:52 pm

Must have been a picASSo.

Ronnie Raygun

January 5th, 2012
9:01 pm

Probably another entitled idle-rich trust-fund baby that thinks she owns the world. She was just demonstrating what the Conservatives want to do to America if given half a chance.

Johnjon

January 5th, 2012
9:35 pm

where was this girl’s handler?……………… she looks as if she belongs in a group home.

Look before I leap...

January 5th, 2012
9:58 pm

Is it my imagination or does this girl look like she could be a member of a particularly famous family from Wasilla?

Goth lover

January 5th, 2012
10:00 pm

I think she’s kind of cute myself.

Bobo

January 5th, 2012
10:07 pm

Hryder are you talking to me? Because if you are I’m going to come stick my butt through your computer and pee on your keyboard…..and you better not interfere with my right to do so.

BADA BING

January 5th, 2012
10:46 pm

What was Kim K doing in a museum?

Olias

January 5th, 2012
10:56 pm

Here’s a link to the exhibit and the piece. WTH was she thinking.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/multimedia/clyfford_still/8.html

BADA BING

January 5th, 2012
11:09 pm

Maybe Kim K needs to install a beeper to warn others when she is backing up.

TheDuchess

January 6th, 2012
4:29 am

Uhhhh…the last thing on my mind is ‘where are her friends’? Where is her mind???!!!

Hey HaHa...

January 6th, 2012
6:11 am

…this was probably one of your lot. Liberals telling lies about Conservatives would go a long way to ending the “hate.” Now, if you were being sarcastic, my apologies. It’s too early for me to be on the computer, lol.

Relationship Expert

January 6th, 2012
8:27 am

I am shocked that anyone can get so ugly in just 36 years.

Larry Linn

January 7th, 2012
11:09 am

Gee, I thought that the art critics in New York were harsh!

me

January 9th, 2012
12:29 pm

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artsy-fartsy

March 2nd, 2012
11:41 am

Everyone’s a critic…