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JR in Tecate

2017 Sep 12 - 00:53

JR inaugurated last week a huge scaffolding installation on the Mexican side of the border between the United States and Mexico. The piece is best viewed from the US side of the border. An immense image of Kikito, a one year old boy from the city of Tecate, looks playfully over the infamous border wall. Kikito and his family cannot cross the border to see the artwork from the ideal vantage point.
If you are in Southern California, go and see it before October 2nd; the exact location is:

More about the project
in the New York Times :
and the New Yorker:


Faces Places, a film by Agnès Varda and JR

2017 Jun 28 - 22:11

Faces Places, which received the winning prize L'Oeil d'Or of the best documentary at Cannes Festival 2017, is coming out in theaters today in France.
Agnès Varda and JR have similarities: passion and questioning on images in general, and more precisely on places and devices used to show them, share them and exhibit them. 
Agnès chose cinema. JR chose to create outdoor pastings. 
When Agnès and JR met in 2015, they immediately wanted to work together, to shoot a movie in France, far from cities, travelling with JR's (magical) photo truck. Wether it was random encounters or prepared, they opened up to other people, listened to them, photographed them, and sometime pasted them. 
The movie also tells the story of their friendship, which grew along the shooting, between surprises and teasing, laughing at their differences. 


JR at Palais de Tokyo: Chroniques de Clichy-Montfermeil

2017 Apr 7 - 16:39

For his third intervention at Palais de Tokyo, JR unveils a monumental fresco of over 150 m2, forming a singular portrait of the inhabitants of Clichy-Montfermeil (Seine-Saint-Denis), suburbs where the popular rebellions that shook France in 2005 began.

After being displayed at Palais de Tokyo from April 2nd to April 13th, the work will then be installed durably at the Cité des Bosquets (Montfermeil).

More pictures below.



2017 Feb 15 - 17:04

To celebrate the 3 years of the collaboration between JR and the New York City Ballet, Social Animals presents a new lithograph by JR, Paper Interactions # 13

4 colors lithograph printed by Marinoni machine
White paper BFK Rives - 270 grams
Numbered /180 on the left side corner
Signed by JR in the right corner    
70 x 100 cm / 27,5 x 39,5 in. approx


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.

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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.