This 26 foot tall statue titled "Unconditional Surrender" by its sculptor John Stewart Johnson II who says he fashioned it after a photograph of the same name by Victor Jorgensen who was a Navy photojournalist whose picture made the cover of the New York Times the day after V-J Day ending the Second World War August 14, 1945. The statue does resemble Jorgensen's work, which resembles the iconic image and cover of Life Magazine Alfred Eisenstaedt took standing a few feet to the left of Victor at that same time. Ever stand next to a world famous photographer and take pictures? I think I would go with Life. So what can I say about my picture, it is a derivative of a work that is derivative work of a photograph. So it is Double Derivative.
September 1st, 2018
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