TEHACHAPI, MOUNTAIN, CALIFORNIA, USA, 2019
In February 2020, JR returned to the California Correctional Institution in Tehachapi to continue doing what he does best - creating powerful, large-scale wall pastings that disappear over time. Inspired by the Tehachapi mountains, which lie just out of view from the central yard of the complex, and working collectively with volunteers composed of the prison's incarcerated population, JR conjured up a wheat pasted mountain range across the surface of the courtyard's inner wall. The installation still remains today.
The project is the subject of an exhibition at Perrotin Paris from August 29 to October 10, 2020.