Chicago's Picasso statue targeted by vandals

An iconic Chicago landmark was hit by vandals.

Early Friday morning, police discovered that the Picasso statue in Daley Plaza had been tagged with spray paint.

Crews were able to remove the graffiti by 8 a.m. Friday morning. Now, Chicago police officials are trying to determine exactly who made the markings and what the graffiti was drawn with.

Further details surrounding the vandalism were not immediately available.

The Picasso statue, which stands 50 feet above the plaza and weighs 160 tons, has stood in Daley Plaza since 1967. Picasso gave the sculpture as a gift to the people of Chicago, without ever explaining what the sculpture was intended to represent.

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