Art lover lost it and stabbed gallery workers who stopped him seeing Van Gogh

A crazed Van Gogh fan 'lost it' and stabbed two young art gallery employees after they refused to show him the 'Starry Night' painting, the fugitive appears to have confessed.

Gary Cabana allegedly admitted to the crime in a series of bizarre Instagram messages exchanged with the New York Post since he became a wanted man following the incident at New York City's famous Museum of Modern Art on Saturday.

The 60-year-old who is now on the run blamed the victims, saying they conspired with another member of staff to have his museum membership revoked.

He wrote: "The stabbed girls were in on the BACKSTABBING too. I don’t backstab, I do the front side only.

“It’s a WOMAN SCORNED scenario front-to-back. And she got help from the stabbed girls."

Police claim the bloke had two outbursts at the museum as the museum’s security director stated he was “aggressive [and] disruptive” on Feb. 24 and again last Wednesday.

This led to his membership being terminated before he visited on Saturday (March 12).

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However, he denies these claims adding: "I was completely blindsided by the ‘letter’ from security without any meeting or consultation to explain my mental health situation and how important GREAT MOVIES are to my life.”

Cabana returned to the museum despite the supposed ban and was turned away at around 4pm.

The bloke then 'freaked out' and stabbed a man and woman, both 24, who were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

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The suspected stabber has since gone on the run and has been branded a wanted man by police but has remained active on social media since the ordeal.

According to New York law, assault with a knife in the first degree is a felony offence that, depending on the person’s arrest record, carries a conviction of around two years in prison, up to a $5,000 fine.

They can also be ordered to pay up to $15,000 in restitution to each victim.

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