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The Kiss

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Base price $339
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Signed screenprint, edition of 150.

Among the crowds spilling out into New York's Times Square to celebrate V-J Day in 1945 was a young nurse named Edith Shain. As she ran into the street she was grabbed by a sailor for an enthusiastic kiss, providing photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt with one of the most iconic pictures of the 20th Century.

Here, the 27-year-old nurse featured in the original photo has been replaced by the no less iconic image of Mrs Marge Simpson. Observing the clinch in the background is her husband Homer.

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