What makes LA.. ugly? Do you think that it is the architecture that makes up a large part of the ugliness? Or is it what the people do to the city context that makes it ugly? or what happens when there is a scandal of both...an ugly person standing if front of an ugly building with ugly art. Does this offer a new beauty? I think very much it does. And i think that ugly is a old genre for parts of the city. Maybe our urban centers (cities) are classified as ugly and not as accomplishments of humans. Maybe it is both! And are we inspired to re-create and add to the ugly or do we make it "pretty-in-pink"? I say +ADD+!
poor people are perceived as ugly by some. city of beverly hills don't want metro station there because poor and ugly people would frequent their pretty streets and manhandle their beautiful people.. i think baldessari gets angry about these too. he works in a new and very ugly modern house. i guess it keeps him productive and slightly angry.;.)