Published Mar 19, 2015St. Vincent is usually known for shredding guitar solos, but now she's being accused of shredding paintings as well. According to a Chilean artist, songwriter Annie Clark destroyed some works of art that were in her dressing room while she was in the country for Lollapalooza.
St. Vincent's festival performance was this past Saturday (March 14) in Santiago, Chile. Her dressing room at the event contained some paintings by Constanza Ragal Chaigneau in her dressing room, and she's been accused of destroying them. The artist apparently demanded $4,500 US for the damages.
As MTV reports, when the artist wrote about the incident in a since-deleted Instagram post, she said that the paintings had been destroyed "con cuchillo y violencia," which is Spanish for "with knife and violence."
MTV notes that Clark remained in the country for a few days after Lollapalooza. Some sources suggest that she wasn't allowed to leave, while others report that she stayed voluntarily in order to sort out the mess with the artist. In any case, Clark has since tweeted that she has left Chile and is in Paraguay, so it seems that some sort of an agreement may have been struck.
St. Vincent has lots of South American, U.S. and European dates scheduled for the coming months. Perhaps it would be best if promoters didn't put any works of art in her dressing room. See the schedule here.