Robert Indiana, “Seven” / spray paint  On December 13, 2014, this steel statue was vandalized while on permanent display outside the Portland Museum of Art. The responsible party, still unidentified, spray painted the words “FUCK ART” near the work’s base. Conservators applied a solvent over several days in an attempt to remove the graffiti; it remains visible, but not noticeable without careful inspection.

Robert Indiana, “Seven” / spray paint

On December 13, 2014, this steel statue was vandalized while on permanent display outside the Portland Museum of Art. The responsible party, still unidentified, spray painted the words “FUCK ART” near the work’s base. Conservators applied a solvent over several days in an attempt to remove the graffiti; it remains visible, but not noticeable without careful inspection.

Christopher Schreck