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JR

France • Born in: 1983

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Two letters to summarize the phenomenon that has hit photography in the XXI century. Two letters that cover the walls everywhere around the world, from the Favelas of Brazil to the Upper East Side of New York. Only two letters, that mean a lot: J and R, JR.

From his real name Jean-René, JR is a young photographer born in Paris in 1983. He has done many street art projects, all of them monumental, whether by their meaning or by their surfaces.

In the beginning, it was through graffiti that the artist entered the world of street art, but in 2001 he found a camera in the Subway in Paris and immediately started taking pictures. Everything that surrounded him became a source of inspiration, a phenomenon that will persevere and develop.

JR's dinstictive artistic touch lies in his creative process, gigantic photo collages depicting individuals in black and white. They are giant in size and in technique. To create his wall projects, the photographer surrounds himself with a team of 15 specialists, from visual artist to performers.

His predilection for large format can not be explained only by an aesthetic choice, it is also a way for the artist to draw attention. This way everyone can see it, there is no need to go to the museum to be surrounded by works of art. In order to appeal to the publics' emotions, JR uses his public as the principal part of his works. His portraits are not without foundation, they approach current societal issues and reflections about our identity, a recurrent subject on the works of the artist.

In 2008, he is remembered for what he did at the brazilian Favelas "28 Millimeters, Women Are Heroes" where he pasted huge photos of the faces and eyes of local women all over the outside of the favela covering whole blocks of houses with striking faces. A year before, the photographer had already made a remarkable work with "Face 2 Face" where portraits of Palestinians and Israelis were pasted face to face on the dividing wall between the two cities in conflict.

Recently, it is the Pantheon and the Louvre where JR attacked. In 2014 he dressed the Pantheon with portraits of passersby, continuing with his artistic line but with a hint of demagogy what he was blamed for. Finally, in 2016, he did his finest trick, he made the Louvre pyramid dissapeared, making us dream of a better and crazier future.

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JR, Ballet, Palais Royal, Paris, France, 2020, Print

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Ballet, Palais Royal, Paris, France, 2020, 2022 70 x 50 cm Print

$747

Our recommendations JR, Clichy Sous Bois, Photography

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Clichy Sous Bois, 2006 46 x 61 cm Photography

$3,998

JR, No Trespassing #1, Paris, France, 2021, Print

JR

No Trespassing #1, Paris, France, 2021, 2022 70 x 50 cm Print

$747

JR, Unframed, Charlie Chaplin revu par JR, The Kid, Charlie Chaplin & Jackie Coogan, USA, 1923, de jour Paris, Print

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Unframed, Charlie Chaplin revu par JR, The Kid, Charlie Chaplin & Jackie Coogan, USA, 1923, de jour Paris, 2021 70 x 50 x 0.1 cm Print

$1,752

Our recommendations JR, Inside Out, Times Square, Close Up, USA, 2013, Print

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Inside Out, Times Square, Close Up, USA, 2013, 2021 100 x 70 cm Print

$1,058

JR, Inside out, Haïti, 2012, Print

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Inside out, Haïti, 2012, 2020 70 x 100 cm Print

$1,120

Our recommendations JR, La Ferita, 25 Mars 2021, 19h07, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, Italie, 2021, Print

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La Ferita, 25 Mars 2021, 19h07, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, Italie, 2021, 2021 100 x 70 cm Print

$1,244

Our recommendations JR, 28 Millimètres, Women Are Heroes - Swimming Pool, Intercontinental Hotel, Verticale, Monrovia, Liberia, Print

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28 Millimètres, Women Are Heroes - Swimming Pool, Intercontinental Hotel, Verticale, Monrovia, Liberia, 2008 98 x 72 cm Print

$1,400

JR, Punto di Fuga, 21 Juillet 2021, 05h26, Rome, Italie, 2021, Print

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Punto di Fuga, 21 Juillet 2021, 05h26, Rome, Italie, 2021, 2022 100 x 70 cm Print

$1,244

Our recommendations JR, 28 Millimetres, Women are Heroes Action in Phnom Penh, Peng Panh, Print

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28 Millimetres, Women are Heroes Action in Phnom Penh, Peng Panh, 2011 72.5 x 102.5 cm Print

$1,058

JR, Tehachapi, Daytime, U.S.A., Print

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Tehachapi, Daytime, U.S.A., 2019 70 x 100 cm Print

$1,835

JR, Trompe l'oeil, Greetings from Giza, 22 octobre 2021, 16H44, Giza, Egypte, 2021, Print

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Trompe l'oeil, Greetings from Giza, 22 octobre 2021, 16H44, Giza, Egypte, 2021, 2022 70 x 100 cm Print

$1,244

JR, 28 millimètres, Women are Heroes, Action in Kibera Slum, General View Nairobi, Kenya, 2009, Print

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28 millimètres, Women are Heroes, Action in Kibera Slum, General View Nairobi, Kenya, 2009, 2021 70 x 100 cm Print

$1,244

JR, Trompe l'oeil, Greetings from Giza, 21 octobre 2021, 6H01, Giza, Egypte, 2021, Print

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Trompe l'oeil, Greetings from Giza, 21 octobre 2021, 6H01, Giza, Egypte, 2021, 2022 70 x 100 cm Print

$1,244

JR, JR - Tehachapi, Mountain, February 7, 2020, 6.43P.M., U.S.A., 2020, Print

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JR - Tehachapi, Mountain, February 7, 2020, 6.43P.M., U.S.A., 2020, 2020 70 x 100 cm Print

$1,244

JR, 28 Millimètres, Women are Heroes, Eyes on bricks, New-Delhi, India, Print

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28 Millimètres, Women are Heroes, Eyes on bricks, New-Delhi, India, 2011 37 x 112 cm Print

$1,224

Our recommendations JR, The Wrinkles of the city, La Havana, Antonio Cruz Gordillo, Print

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The Wrinkles of the city, La Havana, Antonio Cruz Gordillo, 2020 100 x 70 x 0.2 cm Print

$1,970

JR, Unframed, Charlie Chaplin revu par JR, The Kid, Charlie Chaplin & Jackie Coogan, USA, 1923, de jour Paris, Print

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Unframed, Charlie Chaplin revu par JR, The Kid, Charlie Chaplin & Jackie Coogan, USA, 1923, de jour Paris, 2021 70 x 50 cm Print

$1,348

JR, Action in Kibera Slum, Train Passage 1 , Kenya, 2009, Print

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Action in Kibera Slum, Train Passage 1 , Kenya, 2009, 2010 73 x 104 x 0.2 cm Print

$1,037

JR, Giants, Mohamed Younes Idriss from Sudan, Flamengo, Brazil 2016, Print

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Giants, Mohamed Younes Idriss from Sudan, Flamengo, Brazil 2016, 2018 100 x 70 cm Print

$1,438

JR, JR - Lovers on the roof, USA, Print

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JR - Lovers on the roof, USA, 2018 70 x 100 cm Print

$1,436

Our recommendations JR, JR au Louvre, 29 Mars 2019, 18H08, Print

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JR au Louvre, 29 Mars 2019, 18H08, 2021 35 x 46 cm Print

$2,063

JR, Giants, Kikito, Print

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Giants, Kikito, 2020 36 x 46 cm Print

$1,234

Our recommendations JR, Finding Hope, Night View, Paris, France, Print

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Finding Hope, Night View, Paris, France, 2020 70 x 50 x 0.1 cm Print

$2,478

JR, Giants, Brandenburg Gate, September 27, 2018, 18h55, © Iris Hesse, Ullstein Bild, Roger-Viollet, Berlin, Germany, 2018, Print

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Giants, Brandenburg Gate, September 27, 2018, 18h55, © Iris Hesse, Ullstein Bild, Roger-Viollet, Berlin, Germany, 2018, 2020 50 x 75 x 0.1 cm Print

$1,752

JR, La Pyramide, 12 Juin 2016, 5H55, Print

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La Pyramide, 12 Juin 2016, 5H55, 2019 36 x 46 cm Print

$1,970

JR, JR au Louvre, 29 Mars 2019, Paris, France (19h45), Print

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JR au Louvre, 29 Mars 2019, Paris, France (19h45), 2021 35 x 46 cm Print

$1,970

JR, Trompe L'oeil, les falaises du Trocadéro 19 mai 2021 19h57, Print

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Trompe L'oeil, les falaises du Trocadéro 19 mai 2021 19h57, 2021 64 x 96 x 2 cm Print

$3,629

JR, Trompe L'oeil, les falaises du Trocadéro 25 mai 2021 22h18, Print

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Trompe L'oeil, les falaises du Trocadéro 25 mai 2021 22h18, 2021 64 x 96 x 2 cm Print

$3,629

JR, Trompe L'oeil, les falaises du Trocadéro 18 mai 2021 19h58, Print

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Trompe L'oeil, les falaises du Trocadéro 18 mai 2021 19h58, 2021 64 x 96 x 2 cm Print

$3,629

JR, The Wrinkles of the City, Los Angeles, Œil froissé 3, Print

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The Wrinkles of the City, Los Angeles, Œil froissé 3, 2015 89.5 x 67 x 0.2 cm Print

$1,970

JR, Women Are Heroes, Elizabeth Kamanga, Le Havre, France, 2014, Print

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Women Are Heroes, Elizabeth Kamanga, Le Havre, France, 2014, 2021 50 x 70 cm Print

$747

JR, Los Surcos de la Ciudad, Marino Saura Oton, Cartagena, Espagne, 2008, Print

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Los Surcos de la Ciudad, Marino Saura Oton, Cartagena, Espagne, 2008, 2021 48 x 36 x 0.2 cm Print

$933

JR, Trompe L'oeil, Death Valley, Billboard, March 4, 2017, 5:41 Pm, California, USA, 2017, Print

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Trompe L'oeil, Death Valley, Billboard, March 4, 2017, 5:41 Pm, California, USA, 2017, 2021 50 x 85 cm Print

$747

JR, Olho, Estadio do Pacaembu, Sao Paulo, 2020, Print

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Olho, Estadio do Pacaembu, Sao Paulo, 2020, 2022 50 x 70 cm Print

$747

JR, Jr (1983) - JR au Louvre, 29 Mars 2019, 19H45, Print

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Jr (1983) - JR au Louvre, 29 Mars 2019, 19H45, 2021 35 x 46 cm Print

$2,063

JR, In the Container Wall, Print

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In the Container Wall, 2020 50 x 70 x 0.1 cm Print

$2,167

JR, Los Surcos de la Ciudad, Marino Saura Oton, Cartagena, Espagne, 2008, Print

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Los Surcos de la Ciudad, Marino Saura Oton, Cartagena, Espagne, 2008, 2021 48 x 36 cm Print

$467

Our recommendations JR, Swimming Pool, Intercontinental Hotel, Verticale, Monrovia, Liberia, 2008, Print

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Swimming Pool, Intercontinental Hotel, Verticale, Monrovia, Liberia, 2008, 2016 100 x 70 x 0.2 cm Print

$2,074

JR, JR au palais de Tokyo, 28 août 2020, 16h12, Paris, France, 2020, Print

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JR au palais de Tokyo, 28 août 2020, 16h12, Paris, France, 2020, 2021 100 x 70 x 0.1 cm Print

$2,489

JR, Inside Out, Haiti, Print

JR

Inside Out, Haiti, 2012 70 x 100 x 0.3 cm Print

$1,970

JR, 28 Millimètres, Face 2 Face, Separation Wall, Security fence, Palestinian side, Bethlehem, 2007, Print

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28 Millimètres, Face 2 Face, Separation Wall, Security fence, Palestinian side, Bethlehem, 2007, 2021 70 x 100 x 0.2 cm Print

$2,074

JR, La Ferita, 25 Mars 2021, 19h07, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, Italie, Print

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La Ferita, 25 Mars 2021, 19h07, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, Italie, 2021 100 x 70 x 0.2 cm Print

$2,074

JR, JR au Louvre, 29 Mars 2019, 18H08, Print

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JR au Louvre, 29 Mars 2019, 18H08, 2021 35 x 46 cm Print

$1,970

JR, Action in Phnom Penh, Peng Panh, Cambodia, Print

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Action in Phnom Penh, Peng Panh, Cambodia, 2011 72.5 x 103 x 0.2 cm Print

$1,970

JR, New York City Ballet Art Series, Paper Interactions 13, 2014, Print

JR

New York City Ballet Art Series, Paper Interactions 13, 2014, 2016 100 x 70 x 0.2 cm Print

$1,970

JR, Mafia, Print

JR

Mafia, 2006 48 x 68 cm Print

$5,500

JR, Giants, Brandenburg Gate, Print

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Giants, Brandenburg Gate, 2020 50 x 75 x 0.2 cm Print

$1,970

JR, The Chronicles of New York City, Domino Park, USA, Print

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The Chronicles of New York City, Domino Park, USA, 2020 70 x 100 x 0.3 cm Print

$2,592

JR, Trompe l'oeil, Les Falaises du Trocadéro, 21 mai 2021, 20h03, Paris, France, 2021, Print

JR

Trompe l'oeil, Les Falaises du Trocadéro, 21 mai 2021, 20h03, Paris, France, 2021, 2021 64 x 96 x 2 cm Print

$2,800

JR, THE BALLERINA IN CONTAINERS, HOLDING TIGHT, LE HAVRE, 2021, Print

JR

THE BALLERINA IN CONTAINERS, HOLDING TIGHT, LE HAVRE, 2021, 2022 70 x 100 cm Print

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Our recommendations JR, New York city ballet, paper interactions 13, 2014, Print

JR

New York city ballet, paper interactions 13, 2014, 2017 100 x 70 cm Print

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JR, Giants, Miguel, Casa Amarela, Morro da Providência, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2018,, Print

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Giants, Miguel, Casa Amarela, Morro da Providência, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2018,, 2019 46 x 36 cm Print

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JR, Ballet, Ballerina In Crate, East Village, New York City, Print

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Ballet, Ballerina In Crate, East Village, New York City, 2015 46 x 36 cm Print

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Our recommendations JR, JR au Louvre, La Pyramide, Paris, France, 2016, Print

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JR au Louvre, La Pyramide, Paris, France, 2016, 2019 36 x 46 cm Print

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JR, Brandenburg Gate, September 27, 2018, 18h55, Print

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Brandenburg Gate, September 27, 2018, 18h55, 2020 50 x 75 cm Print

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JR, Casa Amerela, JR on the Moon, Photography

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Casa Amerela, JR on the Moon, 2018 46 x 36 cm Photography

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Our recommendations JR, The Ballerina Jumping in Containers Le Havre France 2014, Print

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The Ballerina Jumping in Containers Le Havre France 2014, 2018 34 x 46 cm Print

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JR, Migrants, Mayra, Eye In The Lower East Side, New York City, USA, 2018, Print

JR

Migrants, Mayra, Eye In The Lower East Side, New York City, USA, 2018, 2019 70 x 50 x 0.1 cm Print

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JR, Women Are Heroes Calais Elizabeth Kamanga On Sea, Le Havre, France, 2017, Print

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Women Are Heroes Calais Elizabeth Kamanga On Sea, Le Havre, France, 2017, 2017 40 x 70 x 1 cm Print

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Who is the artist?

Two letters to summarize the phenomenon that has hit photography in the XXI century. Two letters that cover the walls everywhere around the world, from the Favelas of Brazil to the Upper East Side of New York. Only two letters, that mean a lot: J and R, JR.

From his real name Jean-René, JR is a young photographer born in Paris in 1983. He has done many street art projects, all of them monumental, whether by their meaning or by their surfaces.

In the beginning, it was through graffiti that the artist entered the world of street art, but in 2001 he found a camera in the Subway in Paris and immediately started taking pictures. Everything that surrounded him became a source of inspiration, a phenomenon that will persevere and develop.

JR's dinstictive artistic touch lies in his creative process, gigantic photo collages depicting individuals in black and white. They are giant in size and in technique. To create his wall projects, the photographer surrounds himself with a team of 15 specialists, from visual artist to performers.

His predilection for large format can not be explained only by an aesthetic choice, it is also a way for the artist to draw attention. This way everyone can see it, there is no need to go to the museum to be surrounded by works of art. In order to appeal to the publics' emotions, JR uses his public as the principal part of his works. His portraits are not without foundation, they approach current societal issues and reflections about our identity, a recurrent subject on the works of the artist.

In 2008, he is remembered for what he did at the brazilian Favelas "28 Millimeters, Women Are Heroes" where he pasted huge photos of the faces and eyes of local women all over the outside of the favela covering whole blocks of houses with striking faces. A year before, the photographer had already made a remarkable work with "Face 2 Face" where portraits of Palestinians and Israelis were pasted face to face on the dividing wall between the two cities in conflict.

Recently, it is the Pantheon and the Louvre where JR attacked. In 2014 he dressed the Pantheon with portraits of passersby, continuing with his artistic line but with a hint of demagogy what he was blamed for. Finally, in 2016, he did his finest trick, he made the Louvre pyramid dissapeared, making us dream of a better and crazier future.

What is JR’s artistic movement?

The artistic movements of the artists are: Activist Artists, Famous photographers, Activist Artists, Optical Illusions Photographers

When was JR born?

The year of birth of the artist is: 1983