Sculptures Vandalized At ECU

There are more cases of sculpture vandalism on the campus of East Carolina University.

ECU police tell WITN News that late Saturday night they received a report the sculptures at the Leo Jenkins Fine Arts Center had been vandalized.

A wooden forklift piece and another sculpture have been damaged. They estimate damage at $600. Police say no suspects were caught on surveillance cameras and they are encouraging anyone with information to come forward.

In October 2009, the sculpture "Medosa" was destroyed on campus. Damage then was estimated at $12,000.

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  • by cj on Jan 19, 2012 at 09:43 AM
    23. Control art critics and directors of art museums. "Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art." yes, goal number 23 of the 45 stated goals of the communist party for a "communist takeover" to undermine the US from inside out. Art is Di Vinci, even Bob Ross (for crying out loud). not a bunch of random trash welded or tacked together in a meaningless array.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 19, 2012 at 01:02 AM
    Who is to determine what is art and what is not art?
  • by laura Location: greenville on Jan 18, 2012 at 11:51 PM
    Apparently there are a few folks posting comments that believe "rednecks" in "pick-up trucks" are riding around, randomly spray painting sculptures on the ECU campus. That's plain silly, in fact, there are far more Northern transplants on campus, driving trucks and acting like idiots, fighting, speeding, and displaying a complete lack of respect to the town they choose to live in. This also doesn't appear to be gang related- the paint looks random, no words or symbols indicating they were "tagging" it. It's likely a student(s), one of your precious enlightened, cultured, civilized buddies on campus. It looks like one of them took a break from shooting people, drag racing on 33, getting loaded at BW's, and fighting downtown, to do some redecorating on campus.
  • by jason maynard on Jan 18, 2012 at 04:07 PM
    The reason that none of the kicks in the greater Greenville area do not understand this art is because its not a decal on the back of their lifted F-150
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      by laura on Jan 18, 2012 at 11:17 PM in reply to jason maynard
      You must be an Art major because English is not your forte. By the way, I-95 runs north, too...feel free to check that out.
  • by tuvalu Location: Bounts Creek on Jan 18, 2012 at 04:00 PM
    I suspect those not recognizing the validity of "modern" art probably think that Thomas Kinkade is top notch.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 18, 2012 at 02:10 PM
    Love the comments! Just goes to show how ignorant and regressive Greenvillians really are.
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      by LOL! on Jan 18, 2012 at 06:14 PM in reply to
      So says "Anonymous" of Anonymousville. "Just goes to show how ignorant and regressive Anonyvillians really are". Not to mention utterly vacuous and pathetically impotent in their Anonymity. Keep up the "good" work Anonymous, you make GREAT comedic fodder!
  • by Anonymous on Jan 18, 2012 at 12:30 PM
    Everybody wants to focus on their ignorant lack of understanding as it relates to art and history, and ignore the fact that vandalism is a crime. THAT is the sorriest thing I see in this thread. You're all for creating jobs as long as it's something you can personally related to. What do you care if someone does something you're not able to? It's not like any of you are nuclear physicists either. Do you understand THAT job? I don't think so. Get off your high horses and recognize a crime was committed because someone else just as ignorant as you thought it would be funny. When it's rocks flying through your front window, will you be so quick to say, "Oh it's just an ugly window, who cares?" Losers
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      by JC on Jan 18, 2012 at 01:03 PM in reply to
      I love you,you are one of the first reasonable none bigoted commenters on WITN I have ever seen. <3
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        by Jason Maynard on Jan 18, 2012 at 03:18 PM in reply to JC
        It's because the intelligent people go to the school and actually understand art...the rest of these dumb hicks think that the american flag decal that covers their truck window on their ford is the only art they need
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          by hey y'all on Jan 19, 2012 at 12:30 PM in reply to Jason Maynard
          Please get off of the whole "hick" thing. Not everyone in greenville are rednecks, your comments make absolutely no sense.
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      by REALLY on Jan 18, 2012 at 05:54 PM in reply to
      I see a lot of kettles calling the pot black in this thread. Art is personal and varied. I am an artist and while I don't like all art or artist; I know that this story is about a crime not someone's critique of the art. REALLY!
  • by Anonymous on Jan 18, 2012 at 12:15 PM
    The problem with this is that nobody except for the sculptor/designer themself can tell if it has been vandalized or not. Since most of this stuff is unusual looking to begin with, the piece that has been vandalized may appear to somebody else that it is supposed to look that way.
  • by Earl on Jan 18, 2012 at 12:13 PM
    I dont believe it happened. can you not read.? crime is down in Greenville.
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      by Cassity on Jan 18, 2012 at 07:27 PM in reply to Earl
      Can* Crime*
  • by Dude on Jan 18, 2012 at 11:41 AM
    Well, dudes, it expresses now mans obsession with those wealthy millionaires and how it weighs down on us Occupy protestors. Our struggle for free food, drugs, sex and and a paid education by those rich people. Its just not fair that they give to charity when we could have free college paid for. It just, from an artists standpoint shows how we have been knocked down by the man!
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