Yoshitomo Nara, New York

Date: 2009.

Punishment: A night in jail.

The night before the opening of his solo show at Marian Boesky Gallery, pop artist Yoshitomo Nara was arrested for drunk-drawing a character in the first avenue L train stop.

He said the night he spent in jail was “a nice experience in my life,” and “like in the movies.”

He was given an adjournment and ordered to stay out of trouble for six months. The charges were later dropped. One source estimated that if the Transit Authority hadn't cleaned Nara's work off the brick, they could have sold it for up to $10,000.