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SD Port Commission Says No To U-T Plan

I can understand supportive guests wanting to characterize the sculpture "Unconditional Surrender" as "very popular," but I would like to host to note that the sculpture has a lot of public detractors. It's rather ugly and cheap looking just on a material basis, but more importantly it is an artwork that is derivative of another work, and one that is iconic not of San Diego but of New York's Times Square where the original kiss was photographed. Sure, there is the commonality of the Navy sailor involved, but really, do we have to have a statue of something that occurred in New York City? Do we have to have a work of art that is not original? We can do far better than this.

February 15, 2012 at 2:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )