Statues of Beverly Clear’s favorite characters, marked with graffiti

Statues of Beverly Claire author’s favorite characters Ramona and Henry were ruined in the Beverly Cleary Sculpture Garden in North Portland on Wednesday. February 16, 2022 (Portland Graffiti Removal Service)

Portland, Oregon. (CAIN) – Statues in the Beverly Cleary Sculpture Garden in Portland were destroyed on Wednesday.

Bronze sculptures of favorite characters of Claire Ramona and Henry in Northeast Portland Grant Park were painted over at some point during the night, as shown in the images below. The words “racist b–” were also painted under the statue of Ramona.

Portland Parks and Recreation knows the statues have been tagged. When KOIN asked for comment, a PPR spokesman called the incident sad and said the regional arts and culture council was responsible for the work.

The statues are ruined in the Beverly Clear Sculpture Garden in Portland
The Henry Huggins sculpture was cleared after vandalism on Wednesday. February 16, 2022 (Photo “Before” provided by Kim Goldthwaite. Photo “After” provided by RACC Portland Graffiti Removal Service)
The statues are ruined in the Beverly Clear Sculpture Garden in Portland
Ramona Quimbi’s sculpture was cleared after vandalism on Wednesday. February 16, 2022 (Photo “Before” provided by Kim Goldthwaite. Photo “After” provided by RACC Portland Graffiti Removal Service)

According to the regional council of arts and culture, the sculptures were cleaned before 16.00 on Wednesday afternoon “with good results”.

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