Sunday, February 11, 2007

A Larger-than-life Kiss Reflects an Unforgettable Moment in Time

The famous V-J Day encounter between a sailor and a nurse is depicted in this 25-foot tall sculpture dedicated Saturday in downtown San Diego, California. Costing $542,500 and underwritten by Stanley and Janet Kane, "Unconditional Surrender" by J. Seward Johnson is based on the 1945 photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt. “I wanted to evoke a time of unity, a time without the divisiveness of today. The moment captured in the work encapsulates the spirit of having fought a successful campaign defending human rights and our shared values, and celebrates peace and as well as romantic love.” - J. Seward Johnson Johnson honors courage and spirit of survival with this work. For more information, click on the linl below:

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