When it comes to vandalism, the NYPD recommends a rapid response. In the department’s brochure, “Combating Graffiti,” they write, “Experience has shown that prompt clean-up is an effective deterrent to the re-occurrence of the graffiti.” Putting this police plan into action, somebody made an attempt at washing the paint splatter and tags off FAILE’s recently reinstalled prayer wheel sculpture, but not without taking the piece’s original color off too.

Photos by Zoltan and disconotdisco