Innovative Colorado Butt-Painter Given Probation for Her Extreme Abstract Expressionism

Carmen Tisch, the 36-year-old Colorado woman who notably punched, scratched, and rubbed her butt against a $30-million Clyfford Styl painting in a Denver museum, has been sentenced to two years of probation and will have to undergo mental health treatment because the justice system does not understand performance art. Oh, and she caused about $10,000 worth of damage to Styl's "1957-J No.2," which, while it's not quite so heinous a crime as butt-planting one of Jackson Pollock's ejaculate canvases, is still a pretty serious art museum indiscretion according to Reuters.

As a condition of Tisch's sentence, she must also undergo mental health and alcohol dependency treatments. As for Styl, the North Dakota-born Pollock-contemporary died in 1980, so his problems are over and he's probably not too broken up about the defaced canvas.

Probation for Colorado woman who slid buttocks across $30 million painting [Reuters]