Was this a competitive bid or a sole source contract?
Follow the money
$10,000 to $15,000 to fix that? If the material is light enough to be damaged by a Banjo it's light enough to hammer it out. Cut the horn off, hammer out the dent in it and the head, weld it back in place and buff it.
I guess I did read the headline correctly. A banjo attack. Huh!
From the front screen of the website
"The bull was attached by a man with a banjo on Saturday."
Forget the bull, is the banjo OK?
Geez, what did the bull ever do to the banjo dude?
Well that's not something you see every day...an AA banjo player, that is.
Not unlike Laszlo Toth, this vandal just wanted to destroy art that others enjoy. Of course, Laszlo tried to destroy something much more important and valuable, but the idea is the same.
Why did he attack the statue then? Because it represents the greed of Wall Street or something?