Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Artist’s Burka Sculpture Vandalized by Angry Brexiter in London

ARTNET NEWS
By Naomi Rea
Yazmeen Sabri, Walk a Mile in Her Veil (2016). Courtesy of the artist.
UNITED KINGDOM---Artist Yazmeen Sabri was devastated when one of her artworks featuring a burka, which was being exhibited at London’s Royal College of Art (RCA) as part of her MFA degree show, was vandalized by an intoxicated woman. The offending septuagenarian, identified as Mikaela Haze, will be sentenced next week for damages done to the burka sculpture, worth £6,000 ($7,800). The defendant pleaded guilty to religiously aggravated criminal damage at Westminster Magistrate’s court after drunkenly attacking Sabri’s artwork, the Evening Standard reports. [link]
Yazmeen Sabri, Walk a Mile in Her Veil (2016). Courtesy of the artist.