A kiss in front of O Beijo, New York City. Photograph © J. Ashley Nixon
The Brazilian street artist Eduardo Kobra painted O Beijo (The Kiss) on a wall located on 25th Street at 10th Avenue in the Chelsea neighbourhood of Manhattan. It is based on the iconic photograph taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt of a sailor kissing a nurse in Times Square on VJ Day (surrender of the Japanese in the Second World War) 70 years ago today (August 15, 1945). It has become a potent symbol of love surpassing war and inspiration for romantic couples like the one depicted here.