‘Suprematist Composition’ - Kazimir Malevich
In 1997, Alexander Brener painted a green dollar sign on Kazimir Malevich’s painting Suprematisme. The painting was restored and Brener was sentenced to 5 months in prison. During the court case, he said in his defense:
The cross is a symbol of suffering, the dollar sign a symbol of trade and merchandise … What I did was not against the painting. I view my act as a dialogue with Malewitz.