Flaming Pablum reports that one of Anthony Gormley’s naked men was defaced over the weekend near Madison Square Park. We suppose this should come as no surprise; the pieces have created controversy for resembling suicidal jumpers, and if you’ll recall, something similar happened at LentSpace’s public art installation in downtown Manhattan last fall.
As we previously told you, the 31 anatomically-correct statues in the Event Horizon installation were cast from the artist’s own body. Don’t you think that means he’ll take this more personally? The man has won a Turner Prize, and now in his US public-art debut, a mini iron and fiberglass version of him is spray-painted with a boring hot pink tag.