What surprising responses !
First -- the discussion of whether looking for examples of ugliness would only appeal to "small minds" ( I admit -- it is rather like turd sniffing)
Then -- the suggestion that Bourdelle's "Hercules" was, if not ugly, at least unlikable (something about the size of his bow and the in-your-face genitals)
Finally -- the discovery of an ordinary, contemporary American public figure sculpture. (aren't there examples of similar quality in a park near you?)
BTW -- here's an example of a similar figure in a similar setting -- but with somewhat different qualities:
The sculptor was Quinto Martini (1908-1990) -- and how I wish I had a much larger picture of it !