The Mary Tyler Moore statue may be iconic to Minnesotans, but apparently tourists are unimpressed. When VirtualTourist.com put together a top 10 list of bad public art, the downtown Minneapolis piece was named number three, beating out a creepy Elizabeth Montgomery statue honoring Bewitched, a beastly, multicolored bird, and a giant pole.
[jump] Honestly, their thoughts on the statue are pretty valid:
Perhaps the real Mary Tyler Moore can turn the world on with her smile, but this one certainly can't. Looking more like a woman spinning a basketball on her finger than one throwing her hat in the air, she might not even be identifiable were it not for the plaque at the base.