The show of his work in my humble neighborhood was installed in 2001 and to last four months. Nine years later, during the current campaign to beautify Piazza dei Navigatori, it's been uprooted. Hopefully, never to spoil the eternal city again. [Update: Alas, I spoke far too soon. The wooden version was uprooted so they could implant a humongous concrete base to hold the bronze version for eternity. I only pray that a tractor-trailor hits it one day and puts us all out of our sheer misery.]
And, to round it off, just because three's company, here's my third choice of ugliest statues ever created:
This is found in the sumptuous rotonda room at the Vatican Museums. It is supposedly of Hercules, but with that stance and that chin, you'd think he was the Dowager Queen of Greenwich Village. It's no wonder he liked fur coats and carried a walking stick...Now, if he just donned those robes and threw on a Tiara and red leather Prada shoes, I think he looks like a totally buff version of Pope Benedict XVI.