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Posted at 2:30 PM ET, 01/21/2011

Public art you love to hate; share your story

By Maggie Fazeli Fard

The Post's Brigid Shulte is working on a story about a new public art installation in Alexandria's uber-artsy Del Ray neighborhood. Apparently, there has been some community backlash against the artwork -- think less "feast for the eyes," more "public eyesore."

Tell us: What is your least favorite public artwork? Which ones don't make sense and which ones are just plain ugly?

And don't feel obligated to pick on the D.C. area. Hate Charles Perry's tubular "Eclipse" in San Francisco? Dream of demolishing Denver's janitor-chic "The Big Sweep"? How about Belgium's aptly named "Manneken Pis," a small statue of a little boy peeing into a fountain?

Upload photos of eyesores from your hometown and your travels -- and tell us why they rub you the wrong way.

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By Maggie Fazeli Fard  | January 21, 2011; 2:30 PM ET
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Comments

Here's a term I hate: uber- inert word here.

Posted by: jckdoors | January 21, 2011 4:06 PM | Report abuse

With the exception of The Awakening, any sculpture "by" Seward Johnson. They are soulless and creepy.

Posted by: veritasinmedium | January 22, 2011 7:32 AM | Report abuse

The huge grey ugly cement balls in Rosslyn.

Posted by: fmjk | January 22, 2011 5:07 PM | Report abuse

The "Welcome to Silver Spring" signs that surround downtown Silver Spring. They look like a can of Bud Lite exploding.

To make it worst, they have "Welcome to Silver Spring" on both sides, so that travelers leaving Silver Spring and heading into the District on 16th Street or Georgia Avenue are being "welcomed" to SS.

Posted by: interguru1 | January 23, 2011 10:15 AM | Report abuse

George Sugarman's Baltimore Federal outside the federal courthouse in downtown Baltimore. U-G-L-Y!!!

Posted by: stodge | January 24, 2011 1:32 PM | Report abuse

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