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Old 10-27-2007, 09:04 AM
mountshang mountshang is offline
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Re: World's Ugliest Sculpture ?

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 !
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