Nicole Eisenman, Sketch for a Fountain (2017) / spraypaint

In September 2017, this outdoor fountain piece for Skulptur Projekte Münster was spray-painted with a swastika, a phallus, and other imagery, as well as the letterings “TOY” and “CMS." The unknown culprits also damaged the fountain’s pumps.

This was the third time the piece was vandalized. Twice in July 2017, vandals damaged the plaster figures; in the second incident, an unknown individual cut off and stole one of the figures’ heads. Eisenman insisted that it not be replaced, the piece left on public display as it was.

Christopher Schreck