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JR artist Art

French, b. 1983

JR is a photographer and artist whose identity is unconfirmed. After he found a camera in the Paris subway, he did a tour of European Street Art, tracking the people who communicate messages via the walls. Then, he started to work on the vertical limits, watching the people and the passage of life from the forbidden undergrounds and roofs of Paris. He has described himself as a "photograffeur", as he flyposts large black-and-white photographic images in public locations in a manner that is similar to the appropriation of the built environment by the graffiti artist.

"The beauty of an art project is that you cannot always measure the impact, but one day it can become clear." —JR

The artist exhibits freely in the streets of the world, catching the attention of people who are not typical museum visitors. JR's work combines art and performance and its subject varies from commitment, freedom, identity and limitations. JR has exhibited his work at Centre Pompidou, Tate Modern, Watari-Um in Tokyo, Frieder Burda Museum in Baden-Baden, and Power Station of Art in Shanghai.

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Charlie Chaplin revu par JR, The Kid, Charlie Chaplin & Jackie Coogan
By JR artist
Located in Zug, CH
JR Unframed, Charlie Chaplin revu par JR, The Kid, Charlie Chaplin & Jackie Coogan, USA, 1923, de jour Paris, 2021 16 colors lithograph printed on Marinoni machine White paper BFK Ri...
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2010s Photorealist JR artist Art

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Trompe l'oeil, Death Valley, Billboard, March 4, 2017, 5:41 pm, California, USA
By JR artist
Located in Zug, CH
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2010s Photorealist JR artist Art

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JR Au Palais De Tokyo, 28 Aout 2020, 16h12, Paris - Contemporary, 21st Century
By JR artist
Located in Zug, CH
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2010s Photorealist JR artist Art

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The Chronicles of New York City, Domino Park, USA - Contemporary, 21st Century
By JR artist
Located in Zug, CH
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2010s Photorealist JR artist Art

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Lithograph

Inside Out, Haiti - Contemporary, 21st Century, Lithograph, Limited Edition
By JR artist
Located in Zug, CH
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2010s Photorealist JR artist Art

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JR au Louvre, 29 Mars 2019, 18h08 - Contemporary, 21st Century, Print, Edition
By JR artist
Located in Zug, CH
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2010s Photorealist JR artist Art

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In the Container Wall, Le Havre, France - Contemporary, 21st Century, Lithograph
By JR artist
Located in Zug, CH
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2010s Photorealist JR artist Art

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