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Seward Johnson sculpture removed from Goshen park due to vandalism

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Justin Hicks
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IPB News

The Elkhart County Convention and Visitors Bureau says a Seward Johnson sculpture has been removed from Goshen’s Abshire Park after it was vandalized.

The sculpture had been installed in May, as part of celebrations for the 15-year anniversary of the CVB’s flower Quilt Gardens.

Seward Johnson was an American artist known for his life size, painted bronze statues. The Abshire Park sculpture depicted a man riding a bicycle and was valued at $160,000.

The CVB says the sculpture was found damaged last week, and it has been removed for safekeeping. The organization is working with stakeholders to determine how it will be replaced.

Contact Jakob at jlazzaro@wvpe.org or follow him on Twitter at @JakobLazzaro.

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