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Two letters summarize the 21st century photography that is J.R. The two letters cover walls around the world, from the Favelas of Brazil, to the Upper East Side of New York. They're only two letters, but they carry a lot of meaning in the art world: J.R.

J.R., short for his full name Jean-René, is a young photographer who was born in Paris in 1983. J.R. has created many street art projects, all of them monumental, whether through their meaning or their size.

In the beginning, JR entered the world of street art through graffiti, but in 2001 he found a camera in the Paris subway and immediately started taking pictures. Everything that surrounded him became a source of inspiration.

J.R's distinctive artistic touch lies in his creative process, gigantic photo collages depicting individuals in black and white. They're impressive in size and in technique. To create his wall projects, J.R. 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 public emotions, J.R. uses his audience as the principal part of his works. JR's portraits are not without foundation, they approach current societal issues and reflections about our identity, a recurrent subject in his portfolio.

In 2008, J.R. created an awe-inspiring piece at Brazilian favelas, entitled "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 portraits. A year before, the photographer had already made a splash 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.

In recent years, JR turned his attention to the Pantheon and the Louvre. In 2014, he dressed the Pantheon with portraits of passersby, continuing his artistic lineage with a hint of demagogy. In 2016, JR wowed viewers with his finest trick, making the Louvre pyramid disappear, and opening our eyes to an exciting future of street art.

In 2022, J.R. turned his attention to the issue of migrant children across the globe. He created 45-meter tall portraits spread throughout communities most impacted by the issue. The artist will surely pick a relevant and important issue for his next project.


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Print, La Nascita, Milano Centrale, Italie, JR

La Nascita, Milano Centrale, Italie

JR

Print - 31 x 41 cm Print - 12.2 x 16.1 inch

£1,050

Photography, La Nascita, Milano Centrale, Italie, JR

La Nascita, Milano Centrale, Italie

JR

Photography - 31 x 41 x 0.01 cm Photography - 12.2 x 16.1 x 0 inch

£1,049 £971

Print, Migrants, Walking New York City. New York, USA (2015), JR

Migrants, Walking New York City. New York, USA (2015)

JR

Print - 100 x 80 x 1 cm Print - 39.4 x 31.5 x 0.4 inch

£871

Design, Migrants, Mayra, Picnic Across The Border. Tecate, Mexico–USA (2017), JR

Migrants, Mayra, Picnic Across The Border. Tecate, Mexico–USA (2017)

JR

Design - 20 x 80 x 1 cm Design - 7.9 x 31.5 x 0.4 inch

£521

Print, Déplacé.e.s Angel, Pique nique, Colombie, JR

Déplacé.e.s Angel, Pique nique, Colombie

JR

Print - 70 x 100 cm Print - 27.6 x 39.4 inch

£893

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

The Wrinkles of the city, La Havana, Antonio Cruz Gordillo

JR

Print - 100 x 70 x 0.2 cm Print - 39.4 x 27.6 x 0.1 inch

£1,663

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

Inside Out, Times Square, Close Up, USA, 2013

JR

Print - 100 x 70 cm Print - 39.4 x 27.6 inch

£893

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

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

JR

Print - 70 x 100 x 0.2 cm Print - 27.6 x 39.4 x 0.1 inch

£1,750

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

Finding Hope, Night View, Paris, France

JR

Print - 70 x 50 x 0.1 cm Print - 27.6 x 19.7 x 0 inch

£2,092

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

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

JR

Print - 70 x 50 cm Print - 27.6 x 19.7 inch

£1,750

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

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

JR

Print - 70 x 100 cm Print - 27.6 x 39.4 inch

£1,050

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

Action in Phnom Penh, Peng Panh, Cambodia

JR

Print - 72.5 x 103 x 0.2 cm Print - 28.5 x 40.6 x 0.1 inch

£1,663

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

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

JR

Print - 50 x 75 x 0.1 cm Print - 19.7 x 29.5 x 0 inch

£1,479

Print, Inside Out, Haiti, JR

Inside Out, Haiti

JR

Print - 70 x 100 x 0.3 cm Print - 27.6 x 39.4 x 0.1 inch

£1,663

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

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

JR

Print - 100 x 70 x 0.2 cm Print - 39.4 x 27.6 x 0.1 inch

£1,663

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

No Trespassing #1, Paris, France, 2021

JR

Print - 70 x 50 cm Print - 27.6 x 19.7 inch

£630

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

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

JR

Print - 89.5 x 67 x 0.2 cm Print - 35.2 x 26.4 x 0.1 inch

£1,663 £1,497

Print, Giants, Brandenburg Gate, JR

Giants, Brandenburg Gate

JR

Print - 50 x 75 x 0.2 cm Print - 19.7 x 29.5 x 0.1 inch

£1,663 £1,497

Print, 28 Millimètres, Women are Heroes, Action in Phnom Penh, Open Eyes, Cambodge, 2023, JR

28 Millimètres, Women are Heroes, Action in Phnom Penh, Open Eyes, Cambodge, 2023

JR

Print - 50 x 70 cm Print - 19.7 x 27.6 inch

£630

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

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

JR

Print - 37 x 112 cm Print - 14.6 x 44.1 inch

£1,033

Print, Ballet, Regard surplombant la façade du Palais Garnier, Opéra de Paris, France, 2014, JR

Ballet, Regard surplombant la façade du Palais Garnier, Opéra de Paris, France, 2014

JR

Print - 100 x 70 cm Print - 39.4 x 27.6 inch

£1,050

Print, JR au Louvre et le Secret de la Grande Pyramide, JR

JR au Louvre et le Secret de la Grande Pyramide

JR

Print - 100 x 56 cm Print - 39.4 x 22 inch

£1,050

Print, Inside out, Haïti, 2012, JR

Inside out, Haïti, 2012

JR

Print - 70 x 100 cm Print - 27.6 x 39.4 inch

£945

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

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

JR

Print - 70 x 100 cm Print - 27.6 x 39.4 inch

£1,050

Print, Giants, Kikito, JR

Giants, Kikito

JR

Print - 36 x 46 cm Print - 14.2 x 18.1 inch

£919

Print, Ballet, palais royal, Paris, France, JR

Ballet, palais royal, Paris, France

JR

Print - 70 x 50 cm Print - 27.6 x 19.7 inch

£1,575

Print, Migrants, Mayra, Picnic Across the Border, General View, Tecate, Mexico, USA, 2022, JR

Migrants, Mayra, Picnic Across the Border, General View, Tecate, Mexico, USA, 2022

JR

Print - 70 x 100 cm Print - 27.6 x 39.4 inch

£893

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

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

JR

Print - 100 x 70 cm Print - 39.4 x 27.6 inch

£1,050

Print, The Gun Chronicles: A Story of America, USA, 2022, JR

The Gun Chronicles: A Story of America, USA, 2022

JR

Print - 50 x 100 cm Print - 19.7 x 39.4 inch

£630

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

28 mm, Face 2 Face, Separation Wall, Security fence, Palestinian side, Bethlehem, 2007

JR

Print - 70 x 100 cm Print - 27.6 x 39.4 inch

£1,050

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

Olho, Estadio do Pacaembu, Sao Paulo, 2020

JR

Print - 50 x 70 cm Print - 19.7 x 27.6 inch

£630

Print, Retour à la Caverne - Acte I, 7 septembre 2023, 06h52, Palais Garnier, Paris, France, 2023, JR

Retour à la Caverne - Acte I, 7 septembre 2023, 06h52, Palais Garnier, Paris, France, 2023

JR

Print - 70 x 100 cm Print - 27.6 x 39.4 inch

£1,050

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

JR - Lovers on the roof, USA

JR

Print - 70 x 100 cm Print - 27.6 x 39.4 inch

£1,212

Print, Retour à la Caverne - Acte I, 12 septembre 2023, 20h40, Palais Garnier, Paris, France, 2023, JR

Retour à la Caverne - Acte I, 12 septembre 2023, 20h40, Palais Garnier, Paris, France, 2023

JR

Print - 70 x 100 cm Print - 27.6 x 39.4 inch

£1,050

Print, 28 Millimètres, Women Are Heroes, Action dans la Favela Morro Providencia, Escalier, close-up, Rio de Janeiro, Brésil, 2008, JR

28 Millimètres, Women Are Heroes, Action dans la Favela Morro Providencia, Escalier, close-up, Rio de Janeiro, Brésil, 2008

JR

Print - 100 x 70 x 1 cm Print - 39.4 x 27.6 x 0.4 inch

£1,050

Print, Wrinkles of the City, Action in Shanghai, Jiang Quizeng, Red Flag, JR

Wrinkles of the City, Action in Shanghai, Jiang Quizeng, Red Flag

JR

Print - 73 x 104 cm Print - 28.7 x 40.9 inch

£893

Print, Empreinte, Chauvet, France, 2023, JR

Empreinte, Chauvet, France, 2023

JR

Print - 70 x 50 cm Print - 27.6 x 19.7 inch

£630

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

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

JR

Print - 64 x 96 x 2 cm Print - 25.2 x 37.8 x 0.8 inch

£2,626

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

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

JR

Print - 70 x 100 cm Print - 27.6 x 39.4 inch

£1,050

Print, La Pyramide, JR

La Pyramide

JR

Print - 60 x 80 x 2 cm Print - 23.6 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch

£1,129

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

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

JR

Print - 70 x 100 cm Print - 27.6 x 39.4 inch

£1,050

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

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

JR

Print - 48 x 36 cm Print - 18.9 x 14.2 inch

£394

Print, Les falaises du Trocadéro 18 mai 2021 19h58, JR

Les falaises du Trocadéro 18 mai 2021 19h58

JR

Print - 64 x 96 x 1 cm Print - 25.2 x 37.8 x 0.4 inch

£3,063

Print, Trompe L'oeil, les falaises du Trocadéro 21 mai 2021 20h03, JR

Trompe L'oeil, les falaises du Trocadéro 21 mai 2021 20h03

JR

Print - 64 x 96 x 2 cm Print - 25.2 x 37.8 x 0.8 inch

£2,626

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

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

JR

Print - 70 x 100 cm Print - 27.6 x 39.4 inch

£3,063

Print, JR au Palais de Tokyo, 28 Août 2020, 16H12, Paris, JR

JR au Palais de Tokyo, 28 Août 2020, 16H12, Paris

JR

Print - 100 x 70 x 0.1 cm Print - 39.4 x 27.6 x 0 inch

£2,004

Design, 28 Millimètres, JR

28 Millimètres

JR

Design - 20.5 x 80.5 x 1.2 cm Design - 8.1 x 31.7 x 0.5 inch

£306

Design, 28 millimètres, JR

28 millimètres

JR

Design - 20.5 x 80.5 x 1.2 cm Design - 8.1 x 31.7 x 0.5 inch

£306

Print, Trompe l'oeil, Les Falaises du Trocadéro, JR

Trompe l'oeil, Les Falaises du Trocadéro

JR

Print - 64 x 96 x 1 cm Print - 25.2 x 37.8 x 0.4 inch

£10,065

Print, Retour à la caverne, acte I, collage, Paris, JR

Retour à la caverne, acte I, collage, Paris

JR

Print - 35 x 35 x 4 cm Print - 13.8 x 13.8 x 1.6 inch

Price upon request

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

JR au Louvre, 29 Mars 2019, 18H08

JR

Print - 35 x 46 cm Print - 13.8 x 18.1 inch

Sold

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

Swimming Pool, Intercontinental Hotel, Verticale, Monrovia, Liberia, 2008

JR

Print - 100 x 70 x 0.2 cm Print - 39.4 x 27.6 x 0.1 inch

Sold

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

28 Millimètres, Women Are Heroes - Swimming Pool, Intercontinental Hotel, Verticale, Monrovia, Liberia

JR

Print - 98 x 72 cm Print - 38.6 x 28.3 inch

Sold

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

28 Millimetres, Women are Heroes Action in Phnom Penh, Peng Panh

JR

Print - 72.5 x 102.5 cm Print - 28.5 x 40.4 inch

Sold

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

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

JR

Print - 100 x 70 cm Print - 39.4 x 27.6 inch

Sold

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

New York city ballet, paper interactions 13, 2014

JR

Print - 100 x 70 cm Print - 39.4 x 27.6 inch

Sold

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

The Ballerina Jumping in Containers Le Havre France 2014

JR

Print - 34 x 46 cm Print - 13.4 x 18.1 inch

Sold

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

JR au Louvre, La Pyramide, Paris, France, 2016

JR

Print - 36 x 46 cm Print - 14.2 x 18.1 inch

Sold

Print, Mafia, JR

Mafia

JR

Print - 48 x 68 cm Print - 18.9 x 26.8 inch

Sold

Print, 28 Millimètres - Woman are heroes - Action dans la favela Morro da Providencia - Escalier, JR

28 Millimètres - Woman are heroes - Action dans la favela Morro da Providencia - Escalier

JR

Print - 103 x 70 cm Print - 40.6 x 27.6 inch

Sold

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What is JR’s artistic movement?
The artistic movements of the artists are: Activist Artists, Famous photographers, Activist Artists, Optical Illusions Photographers, Social Realism
When was JR born?
The year of birth of the artist is: 1983