JFK bust removed after vandals attack
Historic bust of celebrated America President appears to have been shot at
18 August, 2017 — By The Xtra Diary
The bronze head has been taken away for ‘conservation works’
WHO shot JFK?
A historic bust of John F. Kennedy appears to have been removed after it was shot at by vandals.
The memorial of the former United States president – who was shot dead by Lee Harvey Oswald in 1963 – has stood in Marylebone Road, near Great Portland Street station, since 1965.
This photo shows what appear to be bullet hole-like indents in the black granite pedestal.
International Students House, which manages the statue, could not be reached before Diary went to press.
But a notice on the pedestal says: “Unfortunately, due to recent vandalism the JFK bust has had
to be removed for conservation works.”
The bust, the work of sculptor Jacques Lipchitz, was unveiled by JFK’s brother Robert F Kennedy.
The memorial was funded with subscriptions from more than 50,000 readers of the Sunday Telegraph, who each paid £1 towards the cost of the statue.