"The Kiss", a parody of Gustav Klimt's well know 1907 painting, which has been called his "kiss for the whole world".

This high relief sculpture/painting was accomplished using acrylic paints, and the techniques of quilting and trapunto on a 3X4 foot stretched canvas. The mohair bears appear to be in a blissful state as are their human counterparts, entwined among the floral and gilded canvas clothing and backdrop. The woman in the original Austrian painting was Emilie Floge, maybe a lover, and some claim that the male is a self portrait of Klimt, however he denied any interest in painting himself. This artwork now resides at the Teddy Bear Museum, Korea. The Klimt Kiss masterpiece, in Vienna, Austria.

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