Reconditioned LOVE sculpture will return when JFK Plaza reopens

Robert Indiana’s LOVE statue is one of Philadelphia’s most photographed sculptures.

It is also the most frequently vandalized according to Margot Berg, public art director of the Office of Arts Culture and the Creative Economy.

Visitors scratch their initials into it, slap stickers on it, and climb on top of it, she said. So the sculpture was removed from its temporary home at Dilworth Park near City Hall for several months of much needed conservation.

The statue will be returned when the redesigned JFK Plaza (more popularly knows as LOVE Park) is completed, sometime this summer.

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