Virtual Tourist thinks so:
"Detractors have found so many things to criticize about this work that it's hard to know where to start: its 26-foot scale, its impropriety given that the movie to which it pays tribute is set in New York, and its perceived crudeness given that viewers are able to look directly up the screen siren's dress. Luckily, she'll only be there until 2012."Yes, the piece is essentially one big giant upskirt photo opp. But isn't it also just a giant hunk of Paul Bunyanesque Americana?
Actually, looking at "Forever Marilyn," I cannot help but think of this scene from the movie Tommy with Eric Clapton:
While we might quibble on the Marilyn statue, I am hopeful that we all agree that naming this statue of America's Sweetheart Mary Tyler Moore as the #3 most ugly piece of public art is just plan mean: