Amabel: Flowering Structure, Seoul

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Frank Stella’s status as a
blue-chip artist didn’t stop the people of Seoul from objecting to this 30-foot
hunk of metal installed outside a steel company’s HQ. Named for an acquaintance
of Stella’s who died in an air crash, the 1997 work brings to mind flower
petals from some angles—and a terrible accident from most others. But it wasn’t
popular enough with the public from any angle. When a plan to move it to a
museum was deemed too pricey, the city attempted to camouflage it with a small
group of trees instead.

World's Ugliest Public Art

Amabel: Flowering Structure, Seoul

Frank Stella’s status as a
blue-chip artist didn’t stop the people of Seoul from objecting to this 30-foot
hunk of metal installed outside a steel company’s HQ. Named for an acquaintance
of Stella’s who died in an air crash, the 1997 work brings to mind flower
petals from some angles—and a terrible accident from most others. But it wasn’t
popular enough with the public from any angle. When a plan to move it to a
museum was deemed too pricey, the city attempted to camouflage it with a small
group of trees instead.

Ian Muttoo [1] [1] http://www.flickr.com/photos/imuttoo/233404582/sizes/l/in/photostream/

World's Ugliest Public Art

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