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Wow, that's pretty literal. * The kiss of death ~ This astonishing sculpture forms part of Barcelona’s Poblenou Cemetery. The Kiss of Death (El Petó de la Mort in Catalan and El beso de la muerte in Spanish) dates back to 1930. A winged skeleton bestows a kiss on the lips of a handsome young man: is it ecstasy on his face or resignation? Little wonder the sculpture elicits strong and varying responses from whoever gazes upon it. *

Augustus Saint–Gaudens (American, 1848–1907). Victory, 1892–1903; this cast, 1914 or after (by 1916). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Rogers Fund, 1917 (17.90.1) | This sculpture is a reduction after the large-scale female Victory that is part of the Sherman Monument (1892–1903; Grand Army Plaza, New York). #newyork #nyc