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Appleton, Wisconsin: Large Head of Propane Tanks (Gone)

Official city-approved art by Paul Bobrowitz, who took hundreds of rusty propane tanks, punched holes in them to make crude faces, then welded them into a large, lumpy head that he called, "The Collective." It stood in an upscale neighborhood until May 2022, when unhappy locals had it banished to Montana.

Directions:
At the west end of the E. College Ave. bridge. To get up close, from E. College Ave. turn north onto N. Rankin St., then right onto E. Washington St., then right again onto N. Catherine St.
Status:
Gone

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Large Head of Propane Tanks

The statue has been removed. All that is left is the concrete slab that it stood on.

[Diane B, 07/13/2022]

The public artwork by Paul Bobrowitz was meant to be permanent, but its neighbors hated it so much that the city removed it in May 2022.

Propane tank head.

Large Head of Propane Tanks

Truly ugly sight visible on the west end of the E. College St. bridge over the Fox River. Park near N. Catherine St. and N. Green Bay Rd to get a closer inspection of this monstrosity.

[Tom, 10/11/2020]

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