Photography // Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Available for pre-order and set to release next month, Can Art Change the World? Is the first major, in-depth retrospective monograph on JR, artist and activist behind some of the world's most provocative large-scale public photography projects. Created in close collaboration with JR, this book includes all bodies of his work, his collaborations with other artists and institutions such as the New York Ballet and previously unpublished behind-the-scenes documentation of his studios in Paris and New York, where he and his creative collaborators live and work.
Graffiti // Monday, September 21, 2015
The Brazilian twin duo, Os Gemeos teamed up with famed photographer, JR to do these perfectly placed pieces in New York City. This property value just jumped significantly.
Street Art // Thursday, July 30, 2015
We wanted to share the latest mural by JR, part of Philadelphia's Mural Arts Program’s Open Source project, which is a series of installations in public space which call attention to various social issues. This mural, called Migrants, Ibrahim, Mingora – Philadelphia, is an exploration of immigration. Ibrahim Shaw, the subject of the work, grew up and studied at a university in Pakistan, then came to Philadelphia to work in his uncle’s food truck.
Street Art // Saturday, April 25, 2015
French street artist and all around art megastar JR has his film, Les Bosquets, is showing at the Tribeca Film Festival all week, and in the meantime, the NY Times created a timelapse of JR's new street mural near the Flatiron Building in Manhattan. The short timelapse was shot in conjunction with the Walking New York issue of The New York Times Magazine.
Street Art // Tuesday, March 03, 2015
JR is currently installing wheatpastes and shooting a film in Ellis island's historic south side buildings as part of an upcoming exhibition "Unframed — Ellis Island" that will be part of the new public tours to be conducted by Save Ellis Island. The artist is preparing life size historic photographs of Ellis Island immigrants that will be pasted on 16 or more selected interior walls on the south side of Ellis Island. The artist’s intent is to evoke a sense of time and place and give context to the human lives that were touched by their time at Ellis Island.
Juxtapoz // Monday, March 17, 2014
JR is probably one of the most recognizable artists working in contemporary and public art today. He has transcended pop-culture to be a spokesperson for public art. The exhibition at the Museum Frieder Burda is being curated by Patricia Kamp in close collaboration with JR. Using photographs and videos by the artist, it presents his early and ongoing projects and thus provides a retrospective look into JR’s overall artistic development.
Street Art // Thursday, January 30, 2014
Last week, the inaugural special performance and unveiling of photographer JR’s newest collaboration with the Lincoln Center for the New York City Ballet Art Series occurred and we’ve heard nothing but good things. Viewers saw several very different installations; most notable being the massive photograph of 80 ballet dancers on vinyl spread across the entire floor of the theater's lobby.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 02, 2014
Just as FAILE did last year in one of our favorite performances pieces of recent years, famed international artist JR has collaborated with the New York City Ballet in their special Artist Series 2014 on 3 special performances and installations that will be held on January 23, February 7 and 13, 2014. As the NYCB announced, "every seat in the house is available for just $29. On these evenings, every audience member will receive a takeaway created specifically for this event." We wish we could go!
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 19, 2013
JR has become one of the world's most recognized artists, turning his projects into citywide events, and even better, participating with the local population to make each Inside Out stop unique. JR and his team brought the Inside Out truck to Paris, having it stationed at the Palais de Tokyo from November 6—8, and then this past week, November 10—12 on the forecourt of the MK2 Bibliothèque.
Street Art // Sunday, November 17, 2013
Continuing his ongoing international Inside Out Project, French photographer, JR, created a mural for the façade of The National Library of France, which is now his largest printed piece installed yet.