Someone poured a bucket-load of latex paint on a bronze sculpture at Oak Cliff Founders Park recently.
“Leo the Lion, our longtime Oak Cliff Founders Park resident, was savagely vandalized last week,” City Councilman Scott Griggs said in a Facebook post.
Lynn Rushton with the Dallas office of cultural affairs had the paint removed. The bronze was scrubbed, cleaned and given a temporary coating. It still needs another treatment to remove the rest of the paint, plus a hot-wax treatment to protect the surface.
Here’s how it looked after initial cleaning.