Washington, DC: Ugliest Public Sculpture in DC

"American Relief" is a long, wall-like sculpture that includes disembodied mouths, nude politicians, clouds with faces, and a Saturn V moon rocket. Fun because it's so ugly.

Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

2700 F St., Washington, DC
Out front of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
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American Relief.

Ugliest Public Sculpture in DC, and Possibly the World

Yes, it is ugly.

[Vance Erwin, 11/06/2014]

German artist Jurgen Weber created this 50 ft. long bronze of over 200 castings in 1965-1971. It depicts his vision of America, which includes a jazz band, living cars, gullible consumers, someone getting stabbed, and a city on fire. It was a gift from West Germany to the Kennedy Center.

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