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Preparing For The Return Of The Kiss Statue

How can anyone support what is basically a stolen work of art. Everyone knows this "thing" is based on a copyrighted image and its endorsement is tacit approval of theft. On top of that it is a horrible piece of work by a talentless hack and his appropriation of someone else's work is an insult to artists everywhere. No amount of warm and fuzzy thinking can gloss over the intrinsic dishonesty and total lack of artistic merit.San Diego should be ashamed to pretend this junk in any way celebrates military heritage. Pigeons will have the last word on this.

February 9, 2013 at 6:58 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kiss Statue Leads To Resignations, Disappointment

Thanks Peking Duck Sd

Google J. Seward Johnson / Sarrasota or Unconditional Surrender/sarrasota and see where he had to indemnify the city of Sarrasota against a lawsuitsuit by the copyright owners . Let alone the legal ramifications and the possibility of a lawsuit it is blatantly unethical and immoral to champion stolen property no matter how warm and fuzzy it makes people feel.

March 24, 2012 at 5:53 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kiss Statue Leads To Resignations, Disappointment

Having watched the embarrassingly timid piece with nothing but "Kiss" salesman I have to ask the question KPBS was afraid to ask.

Everyone knows and has said repeatedly that "Unconditional Surrender" is based on Alfred Eisenstadts August 14, 1945 photograph "VJ Day inTimes Square". This image is owned and protected by Getty Images. It is impossible to not ask how the promoters of this "thing" avoid dealing with the blatant intellectual property theft that "kiss" represents. American businesses and artists lose billions every year to this type of thievery.

I only hope Getty Images waits until they have raised the money and installed it and then sue to have the thing torn down and stored for a few years while the suit winds it way to the eventual end and we have a pile of bronze for scrap.

I'd rather have a giant ball of twine. At least it's honest

March 24, 2012 at 11:16 a.m. ( | suggest removal )