Vandalized Minneapolis billboard returned to original state

by Jake Daczyk

A billboard in Long Lake Minnesota was restored to its original condition Thursday after somebody spray painted clothes and the words "Brrr" nude 16th-century Venus painting.

The billboard is to advertise the Minneapolis Institute of Arts' Titian exhibit, said Kare 11.

The museum received around 10 calls complaining about the nudity but it doesn't seem the vandalism was trying to censor the image, but was an attempting to be funny.

The Star Tribune quoted MIA spokeswoman Anne-Marie Wagener saying, "We think it's funny, just leave it, don't bother replacing it."

Although the museum wanted to keep it up, the company that owned the billboard, Clear Channel Outdoor has a policy that requires them to removed ads with graffiti so they don't encourage vandalism.

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