THE CHRONICLES OF NEW YORK CITY
New York City, USA
THE CHRONICLES OF NEW YORK CITY, 2019
For the third chapter of his mural project, JR chose New York City. In May and June 2018, the mobile studio was parked at fifteen different locations around the five boroughs, chosen for being specific crossroads of the city. JR and his team photographed 1,128 New Yorkers, from all walks of life, in their own neighborhoods. Only through this artistic process can such a unique cross-section of the city be brought together in a mural. The aim is to tell a story of New York City today through art: its energy, its feats, its issues, its people. What is New York City in 2018. The result is a monumental mural presented at the Brooklyn Museum from October 2019.