Face Behind The Name: Meet Susan Burns, No Fan Of Paul Gauguin
Meet Susan Burns.
As TSG reported earlier today, the Alexandria, Virginia woman is facing criminal charges for allegedly trying to tear a Paul Gauguin painting off a wall at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C..
Burns, 53, is pictured at right in a mug shot taken following a 2006 arrest for simple assault.
According to a criminal complaint, Burns gave an extensive--and very kooky--statement after being read her Miranda warning Friday. She said, “I feel that Gauguin is evil. He has nudity and is bad for the children. He has two women in the painting and it’s very homosexual. I was trying to remove it. I think it should be burned. I am from the American CIA and I have a radio in my head. I am going to kill you.”
“Two Tahitian Women,” the Gauguin painting that so upset Burns, features two women and three exposed breasts.