JR at the LouvreInstallation on the Pyramid,
Paris

Monumental photographic pasting
25 May – 27 June, 2016

The artist JR has chosen the biggest gallery in the world to showcase his art. For about ten years, the artist’s monumental photographic pastings have been popping up on the walls of cities in all four corners of the globe. Whether it be the Middle East, the favelas of Rio, slums of Kenya, New York, Le Havre, or Shanghai, JR’s works leave no one indifferent. His amazing creative approach questions about artistic creation, the role of images in the age of globalization, and their widespread use, from intimate circles to mass distribution. Invited by the Louvre JR has set his sights on one of the museum’s symbols, the Pyramid, which has been transformed by a surprising image.

 

“THE MOST IMPORTANT THING, IS WHERE I PUT MY PHOTOS AND THE MEANING
THEY TAKE ON DEPENDING ON THE PLACE.” – JR