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Public Art

Public Art

It's a pity that all public art can't be as iconic and awesome as this beauty, or say, something like the Christ the Redeemer statue which overlooks Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. But the truth is, without statues and other public art displays that aren't quite as awesome as the aforementioned and their kin, the word "iconic" might lose meaning.

So, we thank the following pieces for allowing only the bright lights to shine.

Okeanos Sculpture in San Diego, California

Okeanos Sculpture in San Diego, California

William Tucker is said to have commissioned this sculpture back in 1987, and named it Okeanos after the Greek god of rivers and oceans - you know, because he though it looked like a wave.

We think it looks like a dirty big turd!

Christchurch Art Museum, New Zealand

Christchurch Art Museum, New Zealand

Apparently, this thing is known as Quasi. Of all the statues and pieces of public art on this list, I think this is the best. However, I do not want it in my town. It looks evil and totally creepy.

Nathan Bedford Forrest Statue in Nashville, Tennessee

Nathan Bedford Forrest Statue in Nashville, Tennessee

The locals don't seem to like this statue much. In fact, according to various online reports, they truly hate it. We understand where they're coming from.

Arnhem, Netherlands

Arnhem, Netherlands

Let's not get too Freudian on the artist here, but lets be honest, this is a big bunch of tits. Why? I mean, it's probably better that the folks of Arnhem get tits to explain to their kids as opposed to, like, penises or something, but still, tits? Really?

Embankment's Arch in Vilnius, Lithuania

Embankment's Arch in Vilnius, Lithuania

According to a quick Google search, although this bears the name "Embankment's Arch", locals just call it "The Pipe".

It rests on the bank of the River Neris and was constructed from old gas pipes by artist Vlada Urbanavičius. So yeah...."The Pipe".

Marine Venus in Halifax, Canada

Marine Venus in Halifax, Canada

"This beauty is on my University's Campus. It looks like a terrible sexual accident," writes Reddit user clever_cretin.

We could not have summed it up any better ourselves. A sexual accident, indeed.

Luxembourg

Luxembourg

This is just so graphic. I mean, I quite like it (if I'm being honest). I'm not in to bestiality or anything. It's just that it's confronting and I think that's a good thing in art. Whether it should be in public or not is a debate I'm not involving myself in.

Oslo, Norway

Oslo, Norway

I'm sure there's a legit, historical story behind this one but right now, it just looks like a naked dude doing God-knows-what with some small children. Even typing that sentence made me feel awkward.

Curitiba, Brazil

Curitiba, Brazil

So yeah, this horse appears to be vomiting and possibly in pain. Disturbing...

Montreal, Canada

Montreal, Canada

According to Nena Severa, this is not a cheap (or effective) public art display. "Green sticks cost 500k to light up and make mist, but don't."

So yeah, now they've got a bunch of really expensive green sticks, for no apparent reason. I don't want to make this political or anything, but homeless people could use half a mill. Just sayin'.

Time For A Change

Time For A Change

So there you have it, folks. Did I miss any? I sincerely hope your town comes up with something that the townsfolk think is better than the mixed reception "The Pipe" and the other pieces on this list seem to get.

Then again, if you don't like it, just move.