RECLINING FIGURE, New York City
The work of art by acclaimed British sculptor Henry Moore was condemned as an eyesore by students after news of its move to Columbia University broke in March. One described it as “kind of evil.” It has not yet been installed.
LUCILLE BALL, Saddle River, N.J.
A statue of Lucille Ball was dubbed Scary Lucy when it was erected in 2009, leading to the artist’s receiving angry emails and death threats. A new sculpture of the actor replaced it in August.
POPE JOHN PAUL II, Italy
The 17-ft.-tall bronze sculpture was labeled “a sin” by an art critic in Rome when it was unveiled in the Eternal City in 2011. Locals called it “horrible,” and the statue was eventually revised in 2012.
This appears in the October 31, 2016 issue of TIME.