The police found Kapoor’s “Cloud Gate” sculpture at the city’s Millennium Park covered in graffiti.
Berlin Memorial to Gay Victims of the Holocaust Vandalized for Second Time
Artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset, who designed the monument over a decade ago, says, “The memorial can be repaired — it is far worse when the victim of violent homophobia is a human being.”
Man Smashes Glass Protecting 800-Year-Old Magna Carta, Cathedral Evacuated
The charter is one of four Magna Cartas existence, and has been temporarily removed from public display after its vitrine was shattered by a hammer.
Someone Decides to “KISS” a Sacred Catholic Statue
The vandal gave the Medieval statue in Spain a KISS-worthy makeover.
Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City Flooded by Vandals
This summer has seen a string of racially motivated acts of vandalism across the country. Is the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Missouri white supremacy’s latest victim?
Graffiti on Pre-Columbian Cave Paintings Caused Irreversible Damage
Officials in Chile failed to protect the 1,400-year-old cave paintings, which are currently under no surveillance.
Impasto Imposter Smears Paint Around Lower East Side Gallery
The gallery’s director reportedly threw the culprit out after catching him or her many color-handed.
Thomas Gainsborough Painting Gouged at London’s National Gallery
On Saturday, a man wielding a screwdriver cut two long gashes into “The Morning Walk,” though conservators believe the damage can be easily repaired.
Masked Men Destroy Exhibition at Kiev Art Space
On February 7, men wearing balaclavas stormed into the Visual Culture Research Center and destroyed an exhibition of work about the Maidan Revolution by artist Davyd Chychkan.
Philip Johnson Chapel Vandalized in Dallas
A Philip Johnson-designed chapel in Dallas was vandalized after the pastor spoke on a local conservative talk show.
Crimes of the Art
On this week’s art crime blotter: the makers of a Millennium Falcon–shaped shed struck back, a thief attempted to hold a sculpture ransom, and a painting of a nude man with a teapot set local prudes boiling.
Crimes of the Art
On this week’s art crime blotter: a cycling-themed cow statue goes missing, one art dealer sues another over a Jeff Koons sculpture, and a former guard takes the Metropolitan Museum to court.