JR: Can Art Change the World?

JR: Can Art Change the World?
Library Shelf Location 18.JR
Publication Date 2015

The first major, in-depth retrospective monograph on JR, the enigmatic and anonymous Parisian photographer, artist and activist behind some of the world's most provocative large-scale public photography projects.

Created in close collaboration with JR, this book includes all bodies of his work, his collaborations with other artists and institutions such as the New York Ballet and previously unpublished behind-the-scenes documentation of his studios in Paris and New York, where he and his creative collaborators live and work.

Introducing JR’s story is a specially commissioned graphic novel by comic artist Joseph Remnant, which charts his phenomenal rise from his street artist roots.


JR first garnered international attention at age 27 when he won the TED Prize for his Inside Out Project, which has since drawn nearly 200,000 participants internationally. His in-your-face black-and-white close-up portraits — pasted on buildings and streets, trains, buildings and monuments — allow locals to have presence and show ownership of their surroundings.

ISBN 9780714869490
Quantity 1
Pages 296
Format Hardback
Publisher Phaidon Press Ltd, London
Related Artist JR
Categories Photography, Graffiti/Street Art
Language English

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