Street art and street photography marking #VJ Day Aug 15, 1945

 

A kiss in front of O Beijo J. Ashley Nixon

A kiss in front of O Beijo
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.

 

 

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