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‘Porn’ artwork reported to police by Douglas Ross vandalised

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AN art installation in a Highland town which was reported to the police by Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross has been vandalised.

The piece, by artist Mark Creaney, used blue tiles with Scrabble-like letters to spell out the word “porn”.

It was on display outside Gallery Pop on Forres High Street for just a matter of days before Ross, the local MP, reported it to both the police and council.

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The Scottish Tory leader said he had received numerous complaints about the “offensive” sign and had also been in contact with the organisers of the pop-up exhibition.

Now, police have said that they have received a report that the artwork has been vandalised.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Officers have received a report of vandalism on the High Street in Forres.

“The report was received on Wednesday, October 13 and enquiries are ongoing.”

Gallery Pop previously said in a statement that the decision to display the artwork on the building’s exterior “was not taken lightly”.

It said the piece “is intended to highlight how letters come together and create words which can create an emotional response”.

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“Art is intended to open discussion and in a society where we are always two clicks away from pornography, the installation is a platform to notice our response to this piece.

“The installation does not seek to formulate opinion only to invite the audience to notice why they have the response they do.”

The gallery has been approached for comment on the reported vandalism.

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