Sunday, April 11, 2010

World's Ugliest Plop
Pierre Goudiaby, African Renaissance Monument, 49 meter bronze statue, 2010

Foreign Policy magazine has an amusing slideshow of the "World's Ugliest Statues." I disagree with their judgments--the statues they show are pretty ugly, but they aren't the ugliest. What they really are is ugly, grandiose, and absurd. But I have to agree that the one pictured below is possibly the ugliest statue in America.
Zurab Tsereteli, Tear of Grief, bronze, titanium, cooling equipment, 2004

1 comment:

  1. Yes, ugly ... corroded metal. I think I worked on something similar when I was a welder's helper in my early 20s.