Eugene's Blog Posts Tagged 'JR' (5)

JR's TED Prize Wish

It's hard to truly appreciate JR's street art until you listen to why he does it. The French street artist uses his camera to show the world its true face, by pasting photos of the human face across massive canvases. At TED2011, he makes his audacious TED Prize wish: to use art to turn the world inside out. Learn how you can join in at… Continue

Added by Eugene on March 4, 2011 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Real Faces of Los Angeles: JR (12 pics)

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French street artist JR, winner of the 2011 TED Prize ($100,000), will unveil his TED Prize wish live onstage in Long Beach next week. Arriving a bit early, the 27-year-old Parisian put up his trademark large-scale wheat pastes all across Los Angeles this past week.



JR's L.A. visit marks the third installment of his expansive project, The Wrinkles… Continue

Added by Eugene on February 27, 2011 at 10:30am — 5 Comments

Film on the Radar: Women Are Heroes

JR was thrust into the spotlight after he won the TED prize earlier this year. Now, the French street artist continues his incredible journey with the film “Women Are Heroes,” which has been selected for the 63rd Cannes Film Festival.



The movie documents his travels around the world photographing victimized and impoverished women and then pasting them up in… Continue

Added by Eugene on December 28, 2010 at 12:00pm — 4 Comments

Get to Know JR - 2011 TED Prize Winner

About a week ago, it was announced that JR was awarded the 2011 TED Prize. The French artist travels to neighborhoods, favelas, and villages all around the world, photographing the people who live there, learning their stories, and then pasting the striking images onto massive local canvases: buildings, buses, roads, and bridges. Here's a great video that gives us a look at what inspires… Continue

Added by Eugene on October 27, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Urban Street Art: Unframed by JR (6 pieces)

JR is best known for taking photographs and pasting them on huge structures all over the world. His pieces are often a reflection of the town they're completed in.



The world-renowned street artist went in a new direction with his latest project, he titles "Unframed." Instead of using his own photos, he uses images from other photographers and pastes them… Continue

Added by Eugene on September 13, 2010 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

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