The bronze bust of Floyd is part of Confront Art’s “SEEINJUSTICE” exhibition.
The bust – one of the three statues at Confront Art’s installation, which debuted on Thursday but opened to the public on Friday evening – was defaced with a grey, water-based paint around 10 a.m. Sunday, NYPD detective Frances Sammon told CNN.
“There’s video footage police were able to ascertain,” Sammon said. “They show a male ducking down under one of the statues. He then mixes something together, and, as he skates away, he throws a container of paint at the statue.”
Confront Art co-founder Andrew Cohen said that when he arrived a team of volunteers was already on the scene cleaning up the statue.