Fountain of Life, St. John the Divine

This monstrosity, by Greg Wyatt, Columbia College 1971, is located on the grounds of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. It is arguably the ugliest piece of public sculpture in New York City. It looks as if it were welded together from bits and pieces of other sculptures found left-over in a sculpting shop somewhere. Our neighborhood is truly gifted in this respect: the second-ugliest piece of sculpture in the city, Bellerephon Taming Pegasus, is over the entrance to Columbia Law School.


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