Whitney Museum of American Art
Police said 33-year-old Christopher Johnson spray-painted graffiti on a blank wall at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday.
A performance artist from Toronto was reportedly arrested this week, after he allegedly sprayed his own blood on the wall of the Whitney Museum of American Art, amid the sculptures of Jeff Koons.
The nationwide exhibit launched Monday and runs through Aug. 31.
A monumental mural by artist Alex Katz will soon be mounted directly across from the new location of the Whitney Museum of American Art in the Meatpacking District.
The groundbreaking ceremony for the $720 million museum on Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District was attended by its architect, Renzo Piano, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and other dignitaries.
The fate of the Marcel Breuer-designed museum on Madison Avenue is uncertain.