Unframed - JR Takes Over Ellis Island

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.

JR @ Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden, Germany

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.

Video: JR discusses his New York City Ballet Art Series project

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. 

JR for the NYC Ballet Artist Series 2014

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!

JR brings Inside Out to Paris

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.

JR’s largest mural yet on the National Library of France

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.

Opening: JR "Actions" @ Lazarides Rathbone, London

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 14, 2013
JR has been all over London in conjunction with his Actions solo show at Lazarides Rathbone. His photo booth truck was stationed near the Somerset House, pastings were put up over town, and our London friend Butterfly was there at Lazardies to take some shots of the photographer/activists opening... 

JR "Actions" @ Lazarides Rathbone, London

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 02, 2013
Look who is back in London. French artist JR, past Juxtapoz cover artist. TED Award winner, and international superstar of positive and stimulating Public Art projects, will show once again with Lazarides Gallery with Actions.  JR will partner with Lazarides for a large-scale exhibition filling two floors of their flagship gallery on Rathbone Place as well as an outdoor public installation on multiple sites across the nationʼs capital. And by nation's capital we mean the one that is not shut down. Across the pond.

"The Wrinkles of the City, Havana" @ Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery

Street Art // Thursday, May 16, 2013
Last week in New York, JR and Jose Parla opened their collaborative exhibition “The Wrinkles of the City, Havana” at Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery. The two traveled and created murals in Cuba the previous year, and this exhibition showcased the work that was made. 

JR pastes Rikers Island Jail

Street Art // Thursday, May 09, 2013
As if being in jail and being watched every moment was not enough, artist JR has made sure that the almighty eye will be watching over you. Invited to install work at Rikers Island in New York, JR took photographs of inmate’s eyes and pasted them in three different locations around the complex. The artist spoke on this project saying, “We just pasted the eye of another Inmate on the 2 South Building of the Rikers Island Jail in New York City. He wanted me to choose his eye looking left as life in jail is all about watching your back... He came out in the jail Yard when we were pasting. He's 18years old, it's his second time in Jail. Even if no one will recognize his eye he knows he's part of a bigger picture.”
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