08/25/2011 02:50 am ET Updated Oct 24, 2011

Graffiti Sprayed On Damien Hirst's Charity Statue

A 22ft (6.7m) high statue by Damien Hirst being displayed on a balcony in Bristol has been vandalised.

A graffiti tag was sprayed on the £1.5m sculpture during Tuesday night at the Royal West of England Academy (RWA).

The 3.5-tonne statue is based on the "collection box girl with teddy bear and leg in callipers" used by a charity formerly known as the Spastics Society.

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