Posts Tagged ‘JR’

PARIS | JR TURNS THE PANTHEON “INSIDE OUT”

June 11, 2014  |  art, Street Life  |  Comments Off

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Globetrotting street artist JR brought his international Inside Out public portrait project back home this month when his new installation covering Paris' historical Pantheon opened to the public on June 4th. For the "Au Panthéon!" project, thousands of faces were collected throughout March by the Inside Out PhotoBooth truck at nine French national monuments that were then Read More

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FIRST LOOK | “GIRL” CURATED BY PHARRELL WILLIAMS AT GALERIE EMMANUEL PERROTIN, PARIS

May 28, 2014  |  art, Music  |  Comments Off

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Continuing the push behind his new solo album of the same name, Pharrell opened his group art show GIRL at Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin in Paris last nite with a gala reception and onsite concert performance for the beautiful people of The City of Lights. Marking his debut as Read More

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FAIR PLAY | THE SUPERTOUCH ART BASEL HONG KONG 2014 RECAP

May 21, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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This year's annual installment of Art Basel Hong Kong wrapped up last week, eating up all the spare change in Asia at the same time the Frieze fair and giant sales at Christie's, Sotheby's, and Phillips looted the pockets of New York's ruling class in a giant global art market money grab. Of course, the usual suspects were Read More

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PERFORMANCE | JR’S “LES BOSQUETS” PREMIERES AT THE NEW YORK CITY BALLET

May 9, 2014  |  art, Culture  |  Comments Off

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Best known for his global Inside-Out public art program, French wunderkind JR brought his streetwise vision to the world of dance for the first time last week when his first-ever ballet, Les Bosquets debuted at the New York City Ballet. Coordinated Read More

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STREET LIFE | JR x PHARRELL “GIRLS” IN LA

May 8, 2014  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

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Supertouch buddies JR & Pharrell collaborated in LA on a new mural featuring images of girls who submitted their photos to the singer for Skateboard P's new "Girls" album as part of JR's global InsideOut street art project.

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STREET LIFE | JR’S INSIDE OUT PROJECT IN AFRICA

April 11, 2014  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

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Images are finally trickling in of French street artist JR's Inside Out project street art installations from Atakpame, Togo and Dakar, Senegal in Africa from recent months. Enacted & funded when JR won the TED prize in 2011, the Inside Out Projeect called for the creation of a global participatory art project with the potential to change the world. Inspired by JR’s large-format street art "pastings," Inside Out gives everyone the opportunity to Read More

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STREET LIFE | JR’S UNFRAMED PROJECT IN BADEN BADEN, GERMANY

March 19, 2014  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

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In conjunction with a retrospective solo exhibition at the Museum Frieder Burda, in Baden Baden, Germany, French street artist & Supertouch buddy JR has just completed the installation of his outdoor "Unframed" project on the city's walls. An ongoing project since 2010 with installments in cities around the world, "Unframed" uses images by Read More

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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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