Uriel Landeros, 22, was charged Friday with criminal mischief and felony graffiti, the Cypress Creek Mirror reported. He had not been arrested, and police were looking for him.
"Woman in a Red Armchair," painted by Pablo Picasso in 1929, was vandalized June 13. The painting is valued at several million dollars.
The vandalism was filmed with a cellphone camera and posted on YouTube with Landeros helpfully identified as the culprit, the Houston Chronicle reported.
Police said they gathered other evidence against Landeros, including a March 29 tweet that said "one day pablo one day."