La Jolla, California: The Scripps Turd

Scripps Green Hospital paid $200,000 for a piece of art that resembles a huge bowel movement, then someone else paid $40,000 to move it away.
Address:
John Jay Hopkins Drive, La Jolla, CA
Directions:
On the northeast corner of John Jay Hopkins Drive and General Atomics Court. A mile east of I-5 exit 29.
Admission:
Free
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Okeanos sculpture.

Scripps Turd

A large, abstract sculpture reminiscent of a giant turd. It was commissioned in 1987 for $200,000, then in 2001 it was moved from its spot in front of the Scripps Green Hospital to an office park at a cost of $40,000. The artwork, Okeanos, by artist William Tucker, was initially lauded by some critics, but it was soon dubbed the "Scripps Turd" by hospital staff and patients.

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