The mural by Eduardo Kobra on 25th Street at 10th Avenue in Chelsea in New York is a visually powerful recreation of the famous 1945 photo by American photojournalist Alfred Eisenstaedt of a couple kissing in Times Square on V-J Day.
The mural that brightens up the streets of Chelsea is a result of Kobra’s fascination for vintage photos. As a tribute to this lovely scene, the mural is located just steps away from the spot it took place in. The artist’s work is aimed at preserving the historical aspect of the city and to evoke a cultural memory- a lovely way to trigger powerful emotions. By giving a kaleidoscopic reinterpretation of old images, Eduardo Kobra brings them back to life, while also beautifying buildings that are otherwise deprived of personality.
The main poster is neighbored by other great remakes of vintage photos, portraying city life in an original way. The overall result is vibrant and highly captivating.