Lee Woo Hwan, outdoor sculpture (2015) / K-Pop fans

In March 2018, this outdoor sculpture was damaged while on view at the Busan Museum in South Korea. Unidentified parties damaged the work’s surface, leaving footprints and drawing hearts alongside the names of Wanna One members Kang Daniel and Lee Jaehwi.

The piece was promptly restored and placed back on public view. While the museum has since put signs and additional security cameras around the work, police expressed little confidence that arrests would be made in this case, as the poor quality of the surveillance footage made it all but impossible to identify the culprits.

Christopher Schreck