Picasso vandal surrenders to U.S. Marshals

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HOUSTON, TX – Pablo Picasso used to create works of art on just about anything, from glass to restaurant receipts. And, he didn’t vandalize someone else’s artwork just to get attention.

That’s because he was a real artist!  Not some creep, like the guy who vandalized Picasso’s ‘Woman in a Red Armchair’ at the Menil in Houston last June.

Uriel Landeros, the confessed vandal-slash-graffiti artist, posted his video confession in both English and Spanish a couple of months later, explaining that he wanted to give a voice to the voiceless people oppressed by a corrupt and murderous society.

Landeros has been on the run in Mexico, but his family persuaded him to give up, so he surrendered to US marshals at the International Bridge in McAllen.

Authorities expect him back in Houston to face charges of criminal mischief and felony graffiti. He could get ten years in prison, just like a real revolutionary.


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