PORTLAND -- Vandals turned Joan of Arc's horse into a unicorn at Northeast Portland's Coe Circle.
The iconic Joan of Arc statue at Northeast Cesar Chavez Boulevard and Glisan Street was vandalized sometime before August 9, according to Eloise Damrosch of the Regional Arts & Culture Council.
"While some might think that 'dressing up' a public sculpture is fun and amusing, it can actually be a damaging, illegal and extremely expensive prank," she said.
"(The horn) first appeared to have been taped on, but RACC staff found hardened epoxy resin and a resin saturated cloth nearby," Damrosch added.
Removing tape and the hardened epoxy will likely also remove the gold underneath, she said. Damage was estimated at $1,500 to $1,800. The statue is often a target of vandals.
The statue was donated in 1924 by Dr. Henry Waldo Coe, in honor of American soldiers closely allied with the French in World War I.