Few years ago in the making of this piece in Los Angeles for The Wrinkles of The City Project - this Thursday @socialanimals will release a special lithography of the final artwork... stay tuned

JR's GIANTS in RIO de Janeiro for the Olympics

2016 Aug 16 - 14:25

As part of an artist-in-residence program of the Olympics, JR has created new installations taking place all over Rio de Janeiro during the 2016 Olympic Games.

The idea is to photograph athletes whose identity is blurred behind the “perfect motion” from an instantly recognisable Olympic event: diving, the high jump and the swimming section of the triathlon.

Rather than working with star athletes whose success makes them household names, JR is interested in athletes who are little-known in the eyes of the world yet sublimate the physical language of sport and thus form a distillation of the universality of the Olympic movement.

The images obtained are thus being installed in black and white on ultra-large scaffolds which  themselves form an integral part of the installation, being the only things capable of supporting such large pictures. Each installation offers a plurality of viewpoints from both up close and far away.

The three Giants are in Flamengo, Botafogo and Barra da Tijuca.

Read a great article in the New York Times:

More pictures below.


The pyramid of the Louvre disappears

2016 May 26 - 12:46

Invited by the "world's largest museum", JR chooses one of its symbols, the pyramid of the Louvre, to make it disappear thanks to a surprising anamorphosis.

Discover it until June 27th.



JR au Louvre

2016 May 25 - 11:21


On Saturday May 28th, at 3pm, during 24 hours, JR takes over the museum of the Louvre. Conferences, masterclass, screenings, concerts, workshops... this exceptional program shines a light on the creation processes of an artist whose work emphasizes on collaborations.

More info here.


New Exhibition for Kids at Centre Pompidou in Paris

2016 Apr 18 - 22:32

From April 16th to September 19th, the Centre Pompidou in Paris welcomes "You are here," the exhibit - workshop, created by JR for children from 4 to 12 years old. A playful and educative exhibition that lets children travel into a life-sized urban city and become a paster for a day thanks to JR's photographs.

Read more


Standing March Collaboration with Darren Aronofsky in Paris

2016 Jan 14 - 23:16

The Standing March was a major public artwork from a collaboration with Darren Aronofsky exhibited in Paris during the UN’s COP 21 climate conference. The video projection was created to remind leaders that the world is watching as they gather to negotiate a deal aimed at keeping global warming below 2°C. It was projected at night on buildings including the Assemblée Nationale, The Louvre, The Pantheon, The Musée Picasso, and The Bibliotheque Sainte Genevieve over the time spanning the conference. Music accompanied the projection, created by 3D from Massive Attack. 


New lithograph: "Migrants, Walking New York City"

2015 Dec 15 - 17:16

Social Animals introduces a new lithograph by JR, a limited edition of 180, from his project Migrants.

We would like to offer you a holiday exclusive 10% discount by ordering the new lithograph in the next 72 hours, using the code WALKJR

8 color lithograph printed on Marinoni machine
White paper BFK Rives 70 grams
Numbered /180 on the left side corner
Signed by JR on the right side corner (stamp and lead)
88 x 72 cm / 34,6 x 28,3 in. approx

In April 2015, the New York Times Magazine reached out to JR to think about a project together. JR had been working on immigration, and he told them he would love to continue what he had started on Ellis Island in the city.


ELLIS is Free on iTunes !

2015 Nov 23 - 21:44

After nearly 800 screenings all over the world, ELLIS is now available for free on iTunes in over 85 countries! We would like to thank all of those that organized screenings in their communities, we never had imagined the film could go this far.

If you would like to organize your own screening, download the film on iTunes & be sure to send our team pictures of your event!

Subtitles in 13 languages. Click here to download.


ELLIS Screenings

2015 Oct 28 - 21:02


Upcoming Screenings for ELLIS



Lazarides Gallery 

October 16 - November 12 

11 Rathbone Place, 3rd floor 

Wednesday - Saturday 11am - 7pm 



Galerie Perrotin Pop Up Space 

October 24 - November 8

130 Orchard Street 

Wednesday - Sunday 12pm - 6pm 


Sign up to create your own screening in your community here