Jeff Koons retrospective / spray paint
On October 18, 2014, a man later identified as Christopher Johnson, 33, tagged a fourth-floor wall in the Whitney Museum’s Jeff Koons retrospective, spray-painting an unintelligible string of letters in black paint. Johnson was promptly apprehended and charged with criminal mischief, making graffiti, possession of a graffiti instrument and criminal nuisance.
The Koons exhibition had already been vandalized a few months earlier; in both cases, however, no artworks were damaged.
Click HERE to view footage of the incident as it transpired.