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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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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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