Posts Tagged ‘JR’

Streets | Os Gemeos & JR Memorialize Obscure WWII Nazi Raid on French Instruments

April 9, 2016  |  Streets  |  Comments Off on Streets | Os Gemeos & JR Memorialize Obscure WWII Nazi Raid on French Instruments

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Few of the thousands of attendees who walk the halls of Paris’ Palais de Tokyo every year have any idea that a subterranean network Read More

WATCH JR’s NEW SHORT FILM “ELLIS” STARRING ROBERT DE NIRO

November 19, 2015  |  Film, Streets  |  Comments Off on WATCH JR’s NEW SHORT FILM “ELLIS” STARRING ROBERT DE NIRO

“From wars to refugee crisis, from terror attacks to global warming, we are living in a time of radical change. Will we stand united against violence? Will we welcome people of different ethnic and religious backgrounds into the countries we now Read More

STREET LIFE | OS GEMEOS GO BIG IN NYC

August 23, 2015  |  Streets  |  Comments Off on STREET LIFE | OS GEMEOS GO BIG IN NYC

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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

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

July 29, 2015  |  Streets  |  Comments Off on STREET LIFE | JR GOES MASSIVE IN PHILLY FOR THE OPEN SOURCE PUBLIC ART PROJECT

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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 on STREET LIFE | JR’S WRINKLES OF THE CITY PROJECT IN ISTANBUL, TURKEY

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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

PUBLIC ART | JR COMMEMORATES THE LEGACY OF FUKUSHIMA

May 19, 2015  |  Streets  |  Comments Off on PUBLIC ART | JR COMMEMORATES THE LEGACY OF FUKUSHIMA

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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

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

April 23, 2015  |  Streets  |  Comments Off on STREET LIFE | JR’S GIANT STREET WALKER IN FLATIRON, NYC

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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

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

September 18, 2014  |  Streets  |  Comments Off on FIRST LOOK | JR’S UNFRAMED “SOUTHSIDE PROJECT” ON ELLIS ISLAND, NYC

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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

STREET LIFE | STEPHEN COLBERT INTERVIEWS JR

September 7, 2014  |  Film, Streets  |  Comments Off on STREET LIFE | STEPHEN COLBERT INTERVIEWS JR

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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…

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

August 22, 2014  |  Streets  |  Comments Off on STREET LIFE | JR’S INSIDE OUT PROJECT IN LA GUAJIRA, COLUMBIA

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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