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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, 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
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$1,398

JR, Inside out, Haïti, 2012, Print

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Inside out, Haïti, 2012, 2020
70 x 100 cm
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$1,366

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

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JR - Lovers on the roof, USA, 2018
70 x 100 cm
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$1,752

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
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$1,518

JR, 28 Millimetres, Face 2 Face, Nuns in Action, Separation Wall, Security Fence, Palestinian Side, Bethlehem, 2007, Print

JR

28 Millimetres, Face 2 Face, Nuns in Action, Separation Wall, Security Fence, Palestinian Side, Bethlehem, 2007, 2018
46 x 32 x 0.1 cm
Print

$2,403

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
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$1,492

JR, Giants, Alain, April 13, 08.22 P.M., Havana, Cuba, 2019, Print

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Giants, Alain, April 13, 08.22 P.M., Havana, Cuba, 2019, 2019
100 x 70 cm
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$1,492

JR, 28 mm, Women are heroes, Action dans la favela Morro da Providencia, Favela de jour, Rio de Janeiro, Brésil, 2008, Print

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28 mm, Women are heroes, Action dans la favela Morro da Providencia, Favela de jour, Rio de Janeiro, Brésil, 2008, 2017
70 x 100 cm
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$2,846

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
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$1,754

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

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New York city ballet, paper interactions 13, 2014, 2017
100 x 70 cm
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$1,290

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
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$1,290

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

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Tehachapi, Daytime, U.S.A., 2019
70 x 100 cm
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$2,492

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
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$2,403

JR, Inside out, Action in Kesennuma, Japan, Print

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Inside out, Action in Kesennuma, Japan, 2013
56 x 80 x 1 cm
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$2,024

JR, R - Unframed, I am a man, Washington DC, USA,, 2012, Print

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R - Unframed, I am a man, Washington DC, USA,, 2012, 2018
70 x 100 x 0.2 cm
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$3,162

JR, Giants, Brandenburg Gate, Print

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Giants, Brandenburg Gate, 2020
50 x 75 x 0.2 cm
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$2,403

JR, Giants, Kikito, Print

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Giants, Kikito, 2020
36 x 46 cm
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$1,252

JR, In the Container Wall, Print

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In the Container Wall, 2020
50 x 70 x 0.1 cm
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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
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< $ 2,500

JR, 28 Millimètres, Women Are Heroes, Action dans la Favela Morro da Providência, Favela de Jour, Rio de Janeiro, Brésil, Print

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28 Millimètres, Women Are Heroes, Action dans la Favela Morro da Providência, Favela de Jour, Rio de Janeiro, Brésil, 2017
70 x 100 x 0.2 cm
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$4,427

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
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< $ 2,500

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

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JR au Louvre, 29 mars 2019, 19H01, 2019
70 x 100 x 0.1 cm
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JR, Migrants, Mayra, Eye In The Lower East Side, New York City, USA, 2018, Print

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Migrants, Mayra, Eye In The Lower East Side, New York City, USA, 2018, 2019
70 x 50 x 0.1 cm
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JR, Ballet, Regard surplombant la façade du Palais Garnier, Opéra de Paris, France, 2014, Print

JR

Ballet, Regard surplombant la façade du Palais Garnier, Opéra de Paris, France, 2014, 2018
100 x 70 cm
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JR, Eyes, Photography

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Eyes, 2008
35 x 100 cm
Photography

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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
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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
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JR, 28mm, Portrait d'une génération, Les Bosquets, In the Mist, Montfermeil, France, 2014, Print

JR

28mm, Portrait d'une génération, Les Bosquets, In the Mist, Montfermeil, France, 2014, 2019
100 x 70 cm
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Our recommendations JR, JR - 28 mm, Women are heroes, Action in Kibera Slum, Into the wild, Kenya, 2009, Print

JR

JR - 28 mm, Women are heroes, Action in Kibera Slum, Into the wild, Kenya, 2009, 2017
70 x 100 cm
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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
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JR, JR au Louvre, 29 mars 2019, 19H01, Print

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JR au Louvre, 29 mars 2019, 19H01, 2019
70 x 100 x 0.1 cm
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JR, JR au Louvre, 30 mars 2019, 6h50 © Pyramide, architecte I. M. Pei, Musée du Louvre, Paris, France, 2019, Print

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JR au Louvre, 30 mars 2019, 6h50 © Pyramide, architecte I. M. Pei, Musée du Louvre, Paris, France, 2019, 2019
70 x 100 cm
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JR, 28 Millimetres, Face 2 Face, Nuns in Action, Separation Wall, Security Fence, Palestinian Side, Bethlehem, 2007, Print

JR

28 Millimetres, Face 2 Face, Nuns in Action, Separation Wall, Security Fence, Palestinian Side, Bethlehem, 2007, 2018
46 x 32 x 0.1 cm
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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
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JR, Ballet, Ballerina in Crate, East Village, New York City, 2015, Print

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Ballet, Ballerina in Crate, East Village, New York City, 2015, 2019
46 x 36 x 0.1 cm
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Our recommendations JR, 28 Millimètres - Woman are heroes - Action dans la favela Morro da Providencia - Escalier, Print

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28 Millimètres - Woman are heroes - Action dans la favela Morro da Providencia - Escalier, 2010
103 x 70 cm
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JR, Ballet, Ballerina In Crate, East Village, New York City, 2015, Print

JR

Ballet, Ballerina In Crate, East Village, New York City, 2015, 2019
46 x 36 x 0.1 cm
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