Saturday, August 09, 2008

The Kiss Statue USS Midway San Diego

Unconditional Surrender
The 25 ft tall Kiss statue is of the famous photograph taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt during the VJ Day celebrations in Times Square in 1945.

Located next to the USS Midway Museum in downtown San Diego the statue is quite popular with couples striking the same pose and having their picture taken next to the huge figures

The official name of the 6,000-pound sculpture is “Unconditional Surrender” however most people just call it the kiss statue. The work of art was dedicated on February 11, 2007 and has been turning heads ever since.

On valentines day 2013 a new permanent bronze kiss statue replaced the original foam core version.

Edith Shain  the woman who is being kissed in the statue attended the unveiling of the original statue , she died in 2010 at age 91.