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'Seven Magic Mountains' art installation vandalized

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'Seven Magic Mountains' art installation tagged with spray paint on June 5, 2016. (Jose Gomez/Facebook) 'Seven Magic Mountains' art installation tagged with spray paint on June 5, 2016. (Jose Gomez/Facebook)
An art installation near Interstate 15 damaged by vandals on June 5, 2016. (Jose Gomez/Facebook) An art installation near Interstate 15 damaged by vandals on June 5, 2016. (Jose Gomez/Facebook)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

An art installation located south of Las Vegas was vandalized.

Seven Magic Mountains, located 10 miles south of Las Vegas near Interstate 15, was found with graffiti Sunday.

Several boulders were tagged with expletive words, and drawings. 

Amanda Horn, Director of Communications for the Nevada Museum of Art, told FOX5 the producers of the project are extremely grateful for community members who supported, and respected the project.

"99.9 percent of locals are in full support, and appreciation. There is always that 0.1 percent that causes harm to things, and we are very disappointed that they brought that to this artwork," Horn said. 

Horn said the artwork, and landscape are patrolled on a regular basis, and contractors will repair the piece immediately.

Horn extended an apology to those who saw the installation in the vandalized state, "We are sorry for the families, and people who saw it today, and we hope it doesn't discourage them from visiting again."

The Las Vegas Metro Police Department is investigating the incident, Horn said. 

The $3.5 million project was created by Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone. It was funded by the Nevada Art Museum.

The installation will be displayed for the next two years.

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