Wlodzimierz Umaniec jailed for two years for defacing Rothko painting

Vandal who attacked Rothko painting at Tate as act of 'yellowism' jailed for two years Wlodzimierz Umaniec, 26, claimed vandalism was itself a piece of artCo-founder of obscure artistic movement of 'yellowism'Judge said actions were 'wholly and utterly unacceptable' | UPDATED: 17:08 GMT, 13 December 2012 Jailed: Wlodzimierz Umaniec has been sentenced to two years in prison for vandalising a Rothko painting The self-proclaimed artist who vandalised a Mark Rothko painting in what he said was an act of 'yellowism' was today sentenced to two years in prison. Wlodzimierz Umaniec, 26, also known as Vladimir Umanets, defaced the mural, worth around 5million to 9million, at the Tate Modern gallery on October 7. He has said he carried out the crime in an attempt to spread the principles of the obscure artistic movement which he helped create.