As part of his Picasso ‘improvements,’ Landeros wrote ‘conquista’ and drew a bull and a bullfighter on the 1929 portrait. The video of Landeros’ actions appeared on YouTube(see above), and subsequently, Landeros’ posted a YouTube video of his own explaining his actions. He admitted to defacing the work but explained that he knew that his actions would leave no permanent damage to the painting. Instead, he wished to bring attention to the wrongs of our society. “My intention was never to destroy Pablo’s painting or to insult the Menil. If I would have wanted to destroy the painting, I would have ripped it with a knife or burnt it.
Attorney representing Landeros is Emily Detoto.
Source: The Art Newspaper.