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Friday, September 19th, 2008

JR takes NYC

French photographer and muralist JR hit downtown New York this week, while visiting to set up for Lazaridies’ Outsiders show. The massive piece went up in Open Roads Park, on the side of East Side Community High School.  The mural expands on JR’s epic project, The Hills Have Eyes, in which the artist immersed his images in the crime-ridden slums of Rio de Janeiro, covering buildings with enlarged portraits of women whose lives have been impacted by violence, conflict, and loss. The New York mural adds an additional layer of complexity to the project, depicting a photograph JR took of one of his prints already installed on the steps of a building in Favela de Providencia, with local residents walking above. An additional piece can be seen at the corner Houston and Bowery St, or catch a pic of it over at The World’s Best Ever

Catch more exclusive pics of the installation after the jump.
Sorry kids, not the face.

Posted by ATARMS | Filed in Artist Talk, Graffiti, New York City, Photography

One Response to “JR takes NYC”

  1. September 19th, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    SCARYGRAPHY - blog » Blog Archive » I just saw a JR piece for the first time said:

    [...] then, when I read that, I went on today to see the other piece by JR and take my own [...]

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