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Comments made by rlpincus

Kissing Sailor Scheduled To Depart

So glad to hear that "Unconditional Surrender" will be departing. As your story mentioned, I was horrified by this crummy sculpture in 2007 and still am. The thought of a proposed bronze of the same is an equally dreadful idea.

Having met and interviewed the iconic photographer whose famed image is the source of the sculpture, I am nearly certain he would have detested it. Alfred Eisenstaedt's picture was a slice of visual history and all context is removed with J. Seward Johnson's giant geegaw. Thanks for reporting the news of its imminent exit.

January 4, 2012 at 5:51 p.m. ( | suggest removal )