10. The Andy Monument by Rob Pruitt, 2011
The Andy Monument stands as a tribute to the late artist who changed the art-making paradigm in the 1960s, making his infamous studio, "The Factory" in NYC, the epicenter for his influence. Nicholas Baume, Director and Chief Curator of the Public Art Fund, said about the work, "Like so many other artists and performers and people who don't fit in because they're...different, Andy moved here to become who he was, to fulfill his dreams and make it big. He still represents that courage and that possibility." While Pruitt has been vocal about feeling unaccepted in the art world, The Andy Monument uniquely positioned him to accept praise from critics and affirmed his legacy as an artist in years to come.