3. Ozymandias On The Plains, Texas, US
Eccentric millionaire Stanley Marsh 3 (not III, because he doesn’t like roman numerals) has absolutely no relation to the South Park character, or so we think. This piece was made in 1997 by artist Lightnin’ McDuff and it’s ironically named after a Percy Bysshe Shelley poem about the pointlessness of building monuments.
The explanation is that Shelley wrote the poem standing on that spot, after seeing those ruins, but this is definitely a fictitious story since the sculpture is less than twenty years old. The gym socks weren’t originally there, they were painted on by pranksters, but the author liked the idea so much that he took credit for it.