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JR’S “INSIDE OUT” STREET ART PROJECT HITS TIMES SQUARE

April 25, 2013  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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Supertouch buddy JR is currently posted up in the heart of Times Square with his mobile photo truck creating his largest street art project ever, "Inside Out New York City." An extension of his "Inside Out" project which launched after he won the TED Prize in 2011, the Times Square project sees the artist capturing photos of passers-by, printing large scale black and white images of them instantly on the spot and then pasting them on the ground in Duffy Square to create a giant mosaic of local faces. Read More

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ARTIST JR’S “WRINKLES OF THE CITY” AT GALERIE HENRIK SPRINGMANN, BERLIN

April 17, 2013  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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French social activist street artist JR continues his ongoing "Wrinkles of the City" project with his latest gallery show of the same name, this time in Berlin at Galerie Henrik Springmann. Opening to a packed house on Wednesday, April 17th, the exhibition showcased a selection of his photographic images wheatpasted onto large wooden palettes mimicking the physical nature of his street-level installations alongside a series of beautiful photographic prints depicting his street pieces as they appeared installed around the world, from China to Cuba. Read More

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JR’S “WRINKLES OF THE CITY” PROJECT IN THE STREETS OF BERLIN (RECAP)

April 17, 2013  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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It's been a busy month for headline-making activist street artist JR, whose new art show, "Wrinkles of the City" just opened at Galerie Henrik Springmann in Berlin, where his street art project of the same name has simultaneously been growing to encompass massive-scale building walls around the city. Read More

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STREET LIFE: JR KEEPS AN EYE ON THE CLOCK IN BERLIN FOR HIS “WRINKLES OF THE CITY” PROJECT

April 15, 2013  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

Screen Shot 2013-04-14 at 4.22.21 PM In advance of his fortcoming "Wrinkles of the City" art show at Galerie Henrik Springmann (opening April 17), French social activist street artist JR has been busy bombing the walls of Berlin. His latest installment sees a historic clock tower in the city's center transformed into a giant, Sauron-style all-seeing eye keeping close watch over the city. Read More

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STREET LIFE: JR IN BERLIN

April 10, 2013  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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As part of his ongoing "Wrinkles of the City" project, social activist street artist JR is currently in Berlin installing his giant-scale portraits on the city walls, including this palyful new "West Side" hand sign on a building in East Berlin. Read More

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STREET LIFE: JR ON THE WALL IN DUBLIN

April 8, 2013  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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"Just finished the piece in Dublin in collaboration with the local artist Maser. This is part of my project named UNFRAMED where I use images from the archive of photography. This one was madein Dublin in 1913. The Labour movement in Dublin became involved in a serious conflict with the employers, known as the Lockout. Here you can see acrowd awaits the arrival of the first food ship from England. The piece is up onLower Leeson St next to the Sugar Club if you are in the area" —JR Read More

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JR AT THE WATARI MUSEUM MUSEUM IN TOKYO

February 12, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Supertouch buddy JR's first solo museum exhibition opened on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan, at the Watari Museum of Contemporary Art. A massive-scale photographic pasting was installed on the outside facade, representing inhabitants from North East Japan, where the tsunami hit in March 2011 in an effort to pay tribute to the country's greatest national loss in decades. Read More

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STREET LIFE: JR & JOSE PARLA TAKE “WRINKLES OF THE CITY” TO HAVANA, CUBA

May 11, 2012  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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Soul brothers and longtime Supertouch buddies JR and Jose Parla just wrapped up a quick trip to Havana, Cuba where they collaborated on a new installment of JR's ongoing "Wrinkles of the City" project. For those who've been sleeping, French social activist street artist JR has been canvassing the world for the last decade covering city walls with giant-scale photographs of their most disenfranchised and marginalized inhabitants in an effort to shift the power dynamic in urban centers. Read More

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STREET LIFE///JR ON THE LOOSE IN DELHI, INDIA

March 19, 2009  |  art, Graffiti, India, Lance Armstrong, News, Street Art  |  Comments Off

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Supertouch buddy JR continues his global street art installation, "28MM: WOMEN" campaign with a new residency in Delhi, India. He checks in with us from the ancient city this week with a sneek peek at his latest handiwork. Fresh off an epic run of installations in Cambodia and Kenya, JR will no doubt have claimed all of Delhi as his personal outdoor art gallery by the time this new stage of his grand global plan is complete. Stay tuned to ST for more updates from the road...

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WORLDWIDE///STREET LIFE///JR TAKES HIS “28 MILLIMETER: WOMEN” PROJECT TO CAMBODIA

March 11, 2009  |  art, Graffiti, News, Street Art, Worldwide  |  Comments Off

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The eyes of Cambodia are upon the world...

French outdoor installation artist (call it “street art” if you must) extraordinaire JR continues his epic 28 MILLIMETER: WOMEN project with the unveiling this week of his most recent series of street-level installations in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. In town to photograph local women in the country’s capitol city, JR continues on his mission to portray the unseen and unempowered women of the world in and around the streets of their own neighborhoods. Reproducing the resulting imagery on a massive scale underscores the importance of these marginalized citizens and is intended to draw the eyes of the world to their often-unseen lives. A participant in the upcoming “Stages” art show to benefit LANCE ARMSTRONG’s anti-cancer LIVESTRONG charity, JR continues on with his next stop in Delhi, India before rolling into Paris in July to celebrate Tour de France and the biggest art project cycling has ever seen. Meanwhile, HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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