A much-loved statue of a young man waiting, eternally, on the platform at Brixton rail station has been covered in white spray paint graffiti.
The piece is one of three bronze statues created by artist Kevin Atherton in 1986. It was modelled by Brixton Rec worker Peter Lloyd, and the theme was based on the idea of Love at First Sight.
But today Brixton Blog reader Timothy Barber took this picture of the bronze covered in white paint, and sent it to us via Twitter, expressing his dismay.
Brixton has changed a lot around the three bronze statues during their 28-year wait for a train. But what do you make of the recent addition? Is the graffiti an example of the work being loved and engaged with, as one reader suggests, or mindless vandalism? Leave your comments below or tweet us @brixtonblog.
Read more on the statues by Max Macbride: The never-ending commute – the story of Brixton’s station statues