Lazarides welcomes JR back to London from October 16th - November 12th 2015. The exhibit, Crossing, features brand new works from the series Les Bosquets and Unframed Ellis Island. The showcase will feature a mix of color prints as well as the artist's signature wood mounted monochromatic paper pieces. Coinciding with the exhibition, the short film Les Bosquets will be showing at the London Film Festival. Click here for more information.
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The New York touch
Discover the trailer for ELLIS, a short film starring Robert De Niro, written by Eric Roth, directed by JR.
The short narrative film, ELLIS, awakens our collective memory. Leaving their past behind them, immigrants fleeing poverty, discrimination, dictatorship arrived there. Ellis Island was the gateway to the United States for millions of immigrants. Upon arrival, they were processed, approved or denied access. Due to sickness or simply tiredness, many were placed in the hospital. A purgatory of sorts, in the shadow of the Statue of Liberty, where thousands of men, women and children awaited their fate.
A solo show of JR's recent works will be at Galerie Perrotin in Paris from September 12 - October 17. The exhibit consists of work from his last ten years, featuring a selection of videos, ink on wood pieces, and recent photographs. The opening is on September 12th. Click here for more information.
The documentary on the Inside Out Project which premiered at Tribeca Film Festival in 2013, "Inside Out: The People's Art Project", will be available for purchase on iTunes in the UK, US, and Canada on October 5th. The film follows the inception and beginnings of the global art project created by JR in 2011 via the TEDPrize. The project continues today and has printed and sent over 250,000 portraits worldwide. To preorder the film click here!
This pasting was just finished in New York City. The image is from the filming of JR's short film "Les Bosquets" when New York City Ballet ballerina Lauren Lovette jumping on a roof in the suburbs of Paris. More images below & find it in person on the corner of Church and Franklin in TriBeCa!
A new pasting has just been finished in Philadelphia, PA on the Graham Building in Dilworth Park. "Migrants, Ibrahim, Mingora-Philadelphia" is a portrait of Ibrahim, a Philadelphia resident who immigrated here from Pakistan. The best place to view it from is the corner of 16th and Chestnut Streets. More images below (credit Steve Weinik)