It probably wasn't the kind of artistic expression Harry Simon was thinking of when he and his wife, Ellen, opened almost two decades ago.
Friday morning, the co-owner of the Bank Street gallery was welcomed to his property by a pair of yellow spray-painted infinity signs, both with the word "posed" inside. Reader David Steketee noted the tag probably said "EXPOSED."
Asked if he thought the vandalism done to his business was in any way related to , primarily on South Street, Simon said he wasn't sure. In that incident, the taggers used white spray paint to leave anti-police, anti-religious messages at several locations, including at the and on the side of the Italian restaurant.
"I'll call the police and I'll file a report," he said.
Mayor Tim Dougherty said he did not think the two incidents were related.
"I feel terrible that people can't respect other people's property," Mayor Tim Dougherty said of the incident. "Thankfully, it's not common in Morristown."
Though the mayor didn't think there was a connection , he did think this latest incident "rises to the level of another police conversation" to discuss what can be done to ensure such things don't happen again in Morristown.
"It's definitely annoying," Simon said. "I don't understand the thought process behind vandalizing someone's property. But, then again, I'm not a vandal."