This past month NYC was graced with a visit by the international French art star, JR., whose large scale photo poster projects have occurred in cities around the world. I've followed his work for many years and posted a piece when he did a project in the Bronx a couple of years ago. I have been especially moved by the interactive community projects that focus on the transformative connection between people and art.
This is the photo booth van that was parked in Times Square from April 22nd-May 10th. 6,000 New Yorkers got their pictures taken and their faces were posted on walls, the
ground and occasionally on the billboards at night.
Had to do it.
The following selection is from a collaboration by JR and Jose Parla
that is showing at the Bryce-Wolkowitz Gallery in Chelsea. May 7-July 12th
the previous 6 photos are ©JR and Jose Paral