Marilyn Vandalized Again

Red paint was found splattered under her dress

By Lisa Balde
|  Tuesday, Sep 27, 2011  |  Updated 11:08 AM CDT
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Marilyn Monroe is having a rough time in Chicago.

The unveiling of the 26-foot Marilyn statue this summer in Pioneer Court was met with some criticism of whether her up-flowing skirt and a clear view of her panties were appropriate for Michigan Avenue.

She also topped a list of bad public art and was tagged last month with a "tattoo" on her right leg.

On Tuesday, red paint was found splattered under her dress on her right side and running down the front and back of her right leg. Someone apparently threw a bucket of red paint at her.

Chicago police received a report of the vandalism early Tuesday. As of 10 a.m., construction tape was still placed around the statue.

The statue is the work of New Jersey-based artist Seward Johnson. Marilyn is slated to be frozen in her classic pose from the 1955 film "Seven Year Itch" until spring.

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