I think that most of us would agree that the company's founder & namesake likely NEVER intended any of his guns to be works of art. His mantra was a quality, good workin' firearm for fair dough that the working man could afford.
Even so, if I'm looking for a Ruger product to submit as the closest to a work of art, it's likely to be in the form of a Number 1 rifle or a Red Label shotgun. I'd have to agree that no Ruger handguns have ever left the factory looking like fine, exquisite and high-dollar BBQ-type guns.
Attention Brass rats and other reloaders: I really need .327 Federal Magnum brass, no lot size too small. Tell me what caliber you need and I'll see what I have to swap. PM me and we'll discuss.