On the 26th, graffiti was painted with lacquer spray on ‘LOVE’, a representative sculpture series by Robert Indiana (1928-2018), installed in front of the headquarters of Daishin Financial Group in Jung-gu, Seoul. Daishin Financial Building is in the process of erasing the work with the foundation that manages the work and the museum, and has requested an investigation by the Namdaemun Police Station in Seoul.
The police have launched an investigation after the famous American pop artist Robert Indiana’s masterpiece ‘LOVE’ installed in Myeong-dong, Seoul was damaged.
According to Daishin Securities on the 26th, ‘ZOMBRA’ was painted with lacquer spray on ‘LOVE’, an Indiana artist’s representative sculpture series installed in front of the headquarters of Daishin Financial Group in Jung-gu, Seoul.
‘ZOMBRA’ means ‘zombie’ in Italian. Recently, this graffiti was also found in Euljiro and Myeongdong.
As a result of the police checking CCTV near the work, a man presumed to be a foreigner was caught scribbling on the work at around 2 am on the 21st. Police are conducting identification procedures to identify the suspect.
The building manager who belongs to the sculpture “estimated that it will take 200 million won to erase the graffiti”
An official from Daishin Financial Building told the JTBC reporter, “It was recorded on CCTV, but it is a CCTV that needs to be moved to be filmed. I drew this all within a few seconds of loading. The picture of me standing after graffiti was filmed, but the drawing was not captured.”
He said, “I bought this work for 2.3 billion won, and after the death of the artist, the price went up to 5 billion won.”
Previously, in 2016, Daishin Financial Group installed the sculpture ‘LOVE’ while moving its office building from Yeouido to Euljiro.
‘LOVE’ is an Indiana artist’s representative sculpture series. They are installed all over the world, including New York and San Francisco in the U.S., as well as European and Asian countries.
Reporter Youngjoon Jang (jang.y[email protected]);Reporter Sehyun Lee ([email protected])
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