Police unsure if woman urinated on $30m abstract expressionist painting

A Denver woman allegedly caused $10,000 worth of damage to Clyfford Still's 1957-J no.2, punching and scratching the abstract expressionist painting. Police remain unsure, however, whether she succeeded in an attempt to urinate upon the masterpiece, valued at $30m.

Carmen Tische, 36, of Denver, Co., who was charged with felony criminal mischief, "rubbed her buttocks against it while urinating", according to police spokeswoman Lynn Kimbrough. Kimbrough added, however, that there's no evidence that urine damaged the painting, so they have not charged her with that. [Reuters]