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STREET LIFE: JR’S “UNFRAMED PROJECT” IN MARSEILLES, FRANCE

June 3, 2013  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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Following his epic "Inside Out NYC" street art takeover of Times Square in New York last month, French social activist street artist JR has just completed installing his latest massive-scale public art project in Marseilles, France. A continuation of his ongoing "Unframed" project that began in 2010, the hardest working man in street art—in conjunction with the Friche Cultural Center—collaborated with locals in the Read More

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STREET LIFE: JR DOMINATES TIMES SQUARE WITH NEW BILLBOARD

May 28, 2013  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

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As the crowning finish to his recent Inside Out NYC project that covered Times Square with images of everyday New Yorkers, French social activist street artist JR took over a prime billboard in the center of Manhattan's neon circus yesterday. The giant black & white eye in the sky sits atop a building already fully wrapped in JR's imagery, making his domination of midtown complete. Read More

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FIRST LOOK: JR & JOSE PARLA’S “WRINKLES OF THE CITY” AT BRYCE WOLKOWITZ GALLERY

May 7, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Brothers from other mothers and fresh-to-death style icons Jose Parla & JR celebrated their 2012 "Wrinkles of the City" Havana, Cuba, project tonight with an opening of the same name at the venerable Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery in Chelsea. Showcasing large-scale photographs of all their major murals from the Cuba trip mounted on Aluminum panels and one large-scale collaborative fine art painting, the show beautifully Read More

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JR TAKES HIS “INSIDE OUT NYC” PROJECT TO RIKERS ISLAND PRISON

May 6, 2013  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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Proving his dedication to being a man of the people, French social activist street artist JR has extended his current "Inside Out NYC" public art project from the streets, walls, and billboards of Times Square to the most marginalized population in New York, the inmates of Rikers Island Prison. Read More

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JR DISCUSSES HIS “INSIDE OUT NYC” TIMES SQUARE PROJECT

May 6, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

JR Turns Times Square “Inside Out” from ANIMALNewYork.com on Vimeo.

JR talks with Animal NY about his current "Inside Out NYC" project taking over the streets, walls, and billboards of Times Square

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STREET LIFE: JR’S “INSIDE OUT PROJECT NYC” TAKES OVER THE DIGITAL BILLBOARDS OF TIMES SQUARE FOR MAY

May 1, 2013  |  Street Life  |  Comments Off

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Starting today through the end of this month, every night at precisely 11:57PM, JR's current "Inside Out Project NYC" takes over the digital billboards of Times Square, illuminating the artwork now covering the ground below on the city's most prime advertising real estate in a show of solidarity for the artist's cause. Don't miss it... Read More

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FILM: JR’S “INSIDE OUT: THE PEOPLE’S ART PROJECT” DOCUMENTARY SET FOR RELEASE ON HBO

May 1, 2013  |  Film  |  Comments Off

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Set to debut on HBO on May 20th after premiering to accolades at last month's Tribeca Film Festival, "Inside Out: The People's Art Project" tracks the evolution of the world’s largest participatory art project by social activist street artist JR. The documentary follows the French artist as he travels the globe to motivate communities to define their most important causes by pasting giant portraits in the street, testing the limits of what they thought possible. Read More

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STREET LIFE: JOSE PARLA x JR ON THE WALL IN NYC WITH THEIR “WRINKLES OF THE CITY” PROJECT

April 28, 2013  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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Soul brothers (in both art & fashion) and Supertouch buddies Jose Parla & JR (who just kicked off his massive "Inside Out New York City" street art project in Times Square) celebrated their upcoming joint exhibition at Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery in NYC last week by creating a giant collab mural in Chelsea. Located on 24th St at 10th Ave, the 20+ foot mural celebrates their recent "Wrinkles of the City" project in Cuba, a theme which will be reflected in their gallery show togheter opening May 7th. Read More

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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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