Posts Tagged ‘JR’

STREET LIFE | OS GEMEOS GO BIG IN NYC

August 23, 2015  |  Streets  |  No Comments

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The heaviest force in street art, aka Brasilian wonder twins Os Gemeos, owned NYC this summer, beginning with their epic Times Square digital billboard takeover, and culminating in a epic B-Boy mural in the East Village. The six-story-high painting, depicting a Read More

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STREET LIFE | JR GOES MASSIVE IN PHILLY FOR THE OPEN SOURCE PUBLIC ART PROJECT

July 29, 2015  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

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Last week, French street artist & Supertouch buddy JR pasted his first mural in Philadelphia (and one of his largest ever), a 20-story tall portrait of Ibrahim Shah, a Philadelphia resident who immigrated to the United States from Pakistan. The mural, Migrants, Ibrahim,
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STREET LIFE | JR’S WRINKLES OF THE CITY PROJECT IN ISTANBUL, TURKEY

June 15, 2015  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

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One of the most prolific street artists in the world, Frenchman JR's profound Wrinkles of the City project has taken him to Cartagena, Los Angeles, Shanghai, Havana, and Berlin to showcase the cities' ragged and unseen residents on a grand scale. For the project's final Read More

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PUBLIC ART | JR COMMEMORATES THE LEGACY OF FUKUSHIMA

May 19, 2015  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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The 2011 Japanese Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster triggered by a massive earthquake and tsunami left the region devastated, evacuated, and irradiated. Four years later, it's remaining inhabitants are still working to regain the way of life they once knew and cope with Read More

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STREET LIFE | JR’S GIANT STREET WALKER IN FLATIRON, NYC

April 23, 2015  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

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Debuting on the streets of NYC (literally) this week is the latest large-scale work by Supertouch buddy JR. For this installation—commissioned by the New York Times for the cover of their weekly magazine as part of a Read More

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FIRST LOOK | JR’S UNFRAMED “SOUTHSIDE PROJECT” ON ELLIS ISLAND, NYC

September 18, 2014  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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New York's Ellis Island opened in 1892 as a federal immigration station and, until it closed in 1954, served as the portal through which millions of newly arrived immigrants passed on their journey to America. It's been estimated that at least 40 percent of all current U.S. citizens can trace at least one of their Read More

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STREET LIFE | STEPHEN COLBERT INTERVIEWS JR

September 7, 2014  |  Culture, Film, Streets  |  Comments Off

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Street art lover Stephen Colbert's got till mid-December before the clock runs out on his eponymous TV show but luckily he managed to squeeze in global art phenom & Supertouch buddy for a solid interview just under the wire. Have a look...

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STREET LIFE | JR’S INSIDE OUT PROJECT IN LA GUAJIRA, COLUMBIA

August 22, 2014  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

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Here we have another compelling image from French street artist JR's ongoing Inside Out Project, this time from La Guajira, Columbia. Explains the artist, "While traveling for my first time in La Guajira, I experienced much inspiration from the communities I visited. The Wayuu are a tough and resilient people. They possess a beautiful dignity and willingness to persevere unlike anyone I have Read More

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PUBLIC ART | JR’S WOMEN ARE HEROES CONTAINER SHIP PROJECT SETS SAIL

July 15, 2014  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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Earlier this month French street artist and human rights champion JR launched one of his most unique projects yet when a giant shipping container ship set sail from le Havre, France to Malaysia. Adorned with the giant eyes of a Kenyan woman living in the Kibera Slums along with an image of a ballet dancer from his recent Read More

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FILM | JOSE PARLA & JR: “WRINKLES OF THE CITY”

June 25, 2014  |  Film, Streets  |  Comments Off

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In 2012, Supertouch buddies JR & Jose Parla traveled to Parla's home country of Cuba as part of the Havana Biennale to create a citywide installation of their Wrinkles of the City series that brings the residents of an area to life via large-scale urban  portraits. The pair have finally released their co-directed film of the artistic journey, which can be seen in its entirety Here.

 

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