Celebrating Love, City Style – Next City

Celebrating Love, City Style

Topping our list is a series of series of murals titled A Love Letter For You by Steven Powers. The series of murals were visible to those riding Philadelphia’s El Train in West Philadelphia. Credit flickr user secretpizzas

Valentines day is about love and what we love is urban art. We present to you our 10 favorite works of public art celebrating LOVE.

Nothing says romance like cupid and his arrow. Representing the heart left by Tony Bennet in San Fransisco, Cupid’s Span by Claes Oldenburg is in one the most romantic cities, San Fransisco. Credit flickr user dewet

This sculpture titled Unconditional Surrender by Seward Johnson welcomed people at the Port of San Diego. Credit Port of San Diego

Jeju Loveland, is an outdoor sculpture park on the island of Jeju South Korea. The park contains sculptures depicting the more physical aspects of love. Credit flickr user whyyan

The Heartwalk Pavilion in Times Square comes in at number five on our list. The project was built by Situ Studios and unveiled two days ago. Credit flickr user Inhabitat

Paul Day brings us The Meeting Place a sculptor appropriately placed at the St. Pancras train station in London. Credit Linda Lindermann via flickr

Nothing says love like the word love. Robert Indiana’s iconic Love Statue in Philadelphia is number seven on our list. Credit flickr user liangjinjian

Milton Hebald’s Romeo and Juliet sculpture in NYC’s Central Park celebrates one of the most tragic loves stories. Credit flickr user Andurinha

Street artist Banksy’s rendering of two policemen kissing is ninth on our list. Credit Jan Slangen via flickr

Depicting the infamous kiss between communist leaders Leonid Brezhnev and Erich Honecker. The Kiss by Dimitri Vrubel rounds out our list for combining our love of diplomacy and timeless love. Credit Philip Milne via flickr

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