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JR

The artist is best known for his site-specific public interventions, which usually feature large-scale, black-and-white photographs overlaid on building façades, stadium seats, and a variety of other architectural and landscape features. His practice often comments on such issues as incarceration, immigrant rights, and poverty—yet JR infuses his work with joy and hope for change. He has exhibited in cities including New York, London, Paris, Tokyo, Berlin, and Seoul. JR’s work belongs in the collections of the Musée de l’Elysée, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Museum Frieder Burda. In addition to his public interventions, JR has produced a number of films, including a collaboration with the famed French director Agnès Varda.

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