A Man and His Statues

Ever wonder who created all those life-size bronze statues located in Green Valley? The Los Angeles Times provides some insight into sculptor J. Seward Johnson, the 82-year-old artist whose creations can be found in major cities throughout the world. Since 2005, Johnson has been taking familiar images—such as the photo of a sailor kissing a woman in Times Square at the end of World War II, and Marilyn Monroe with her white dress billowing up—and creating larger-than-life sculptures of them. Johnson’s art has been labeled “kitsch” by critics. But with more than 300 of his works on display worldwide, including the six statues in Henderson, there’s no denying Johnson’s global reach.

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