JR

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

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

JR

Design - 100 x 80 x 1 cm

$1,720 $1,548

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

$1,132

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

$1,132

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

$1,332

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

$1,332

28 Millimètres: Face 2 Face, Nuns In Action, Separation Wall; Security Fence, Palestinian Side, Bethlehem, 2007, JR

28 Millimètres: Face 2 Face, Nuns In Action, Separation Wall; Security Fence, Palestinian Side, Bethlehem, 2007

JR

Print - 60 x 50 x 0.1 cm

$1,276

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

$660 $595

28 Millimètres: Women Are Heroes. Action In Kibera Slum, "Into The Wild", Kenya (2009), JR

28 Millimètres: Women Are Heroes. Action In Kibera Slum, "Into The Wild", Kenya (2009)

JR

Design - 20 x 80 x 1 cm

$660 $595

JR au Palais de Tokyo, 29 Août 2020, 6h42, Paris, France, 2022, JR

JR au Palais de Tokyo, 29 Août 2020, 6h42, Paris, France, 2022

JR

Print - 35 x 46 cm

$499

28 millimètres, JR

28 millimètres

JR

Design - 20.5 x 80.5 x 1.2 cm

$388

The Ballerina in contrainers, Holding Tight, Le Havre, JR

The Ballerina in contrainers, Holding Tight, Le Havre

JR

Print - 70 x 100 cm

$3,330

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

$1,332

Inside out, Haïti, 2012, JR

Inside out, Haïti, 2012

JR

Print - 70 x 100 cm

$1,199

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

$1,332

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

$1,332

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 x 0.1 cm

$2,098

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

JR au Louvre, 29 Mars 2019, 18H08

JR

Print - 35 x 46 cm

$2,209

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

$2,109

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

$1,332

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

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

JR

Print - 50 x 70 cm

$799

In the Container Wall, JR

In the Container Wall

JR

Print - 50 x 70 cm

$2,886

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

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

JR

Print - 35 x 46 cm

$2,209

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

$2,220

Giants, Kikito, September 6, 2017, 7.27 p.m., Tecate, Mexico - U.S.A., 2017, JR

Giants, Kikito, September 6, 2017, 7.27 p.m., Tecate, Mexico - U.S.A., 2017

JR

Print - 36 x 46 x 0.1 cm

$1,221

Finding Hope, Night View, Paris, France, JR

Finding Hope, Night View, Paris, France

JR

Print - 70 x 50 x 0.1 cm

$2,653

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

$1,332

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

$1,332

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

$1,332

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

$3,330

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

$1,310

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

Ballet, Palais Royal, Paris, France, 2020

JR

Print - 70 x 50 cm

$799

La Pyramide, 12 Juin 2016, 5H55, JR

La Pyramide, 12 Juin 2016, 5H55

JR

Print - 36 x 46 cm

$2,109

Inside Out, Haiti, JR

Inside Out, Haiti

JR

Print - 70 x 100 x 0.3 cm

$2,109

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

JR au Louvre, 29 Mars 2019, 18H08

JR

Print - 35 x 46 cm

$2,109

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

$2,109

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

$2,220

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

$2,109

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

$2,109

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

New York city ballet, paper interactions 13, 2014

JR

Print - 100 x 70 cm

$1,132

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

$1,132

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

$1,332

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

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

JR

Print - 100 x 70 cm

$1,539

JR - Lovers on the roof, USA, JR

JR - Lovers on the roof, USA

JR

Print - 70 x 100 cm

$1,537

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

No Trespassing #1, Paris, France, 2021

JR

Print - 70 x 50 cm

$799

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

Olho, Estadio do Pacaembu, Sao Paulo, 2020

JR

Print - 50 x 70 cm

$799

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

$3,330

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 x 0.2 cm

$999

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

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

JR

Print - 100 x 70 x 0.2 cm

$2,220

Giants, Brandenburg Gate, JR

Giants, Brandenburg Gate

JR

Print - 50 x 75 x 0.2 cm

$2,109

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

The Chronicles of New York City, Domino Park, USA

JR

Print - 70 x 100 x 0.3 cm

$2,775

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

$1,876

Mafia, JR

Mafia

JR

Print - 48 x 68 cm

$3,500

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

$499

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

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

JR

Print - 100 x 70 cm

Sold

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

Sold

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

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

JR

Print - 46 x 36 cm

Sold

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

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

JR

Print - 100 x 70 x 0.1 cm

Sold

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

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

JR

Print - 46 x 36 cm

Sold

JR au Louvre, 29 mars 2019, 19H01, JR

JR au Louvre, 29 mars 2019, 19H01

JR

Print - 70 x 100 x 0.1 cm

Sold

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

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

JR

Print - 70 x 50 x 0.1 cm

Sold

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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, Social Realism

When was JR born?

The year of birth of the artist is: 1983