french street artist JR and the wrinkles of the city project
 
french street artist JR and the wrinkles of the city project
feb 29, 2012

french street artist JR and the wrinkles of the city project

the newest edition to the wrinkles in the city campaign by JR image by lord jim via unurth

french street artist JR has developed the campaign ‘wrinkles of the city’ pasted in los angeles, california, USA. JR first photographs older individuals from the city taken at range of 28 millimeters, creating gigantic prints of these images which are then wheat-pasted on to building exteriors in los angeles county.

beginning early in 2012, the artist has introduced to the city several large-scale public installations picturing individuals from the area, celebrating their aged faces and stories. JR plans to show 20 separate pieces through out the sprawling metropolis. the intentionally apolitical street artist leaves space for public interpretation– he presents a community within the massive, modern city and enables an encounter between the subject and observer, grounding the passerby in the humanity and history of this stereotypically unforgiving city.

french street artist JR and the wrinkles of the city project image by lord jim

one of the newest installations for ‘wrinkles of the city’ located on beverly blvd in los angeles.

french street artist JR and the wrinkles of the city projectimage by lord jim

french street artist JR and the wrinkles of the city projectnew installation for wrinkles in the city campaign image by © carlos gonzalez for arrested motion

the first mural picturing more than one person was adhered to the roof of a downtown building in the start of 2012.

french street artist JR and the wrinkles of the city project image by © carlos gonzalez for arrested motion

french street artist JR and the wrinkles of the city project image by © carlos gonzalez for arrested motion

french street artist JR and the wrinkles of the city project image by © carlos gonzalez for arrested motion

french street artist JR and the wrinkles of the city project image by © carlos gonzalez for arrested motion

french street artist JR and the wrinkles of the city project image by © carlos gonzalez for arrested motion

french street artist JR and the wrinkles of the city project image via unurth

french street artist JR and the wrinkles of the city project image via unurth

french street artist JR and the wrinkles of the city project a piece from shanghai’s brief display of ‘wrinkles of the city’ image via unurth

in 2008 cartajenas, spain  the first pieces of ‘wrinkles of the city’ were revealed. the campaign moved from this region to shanghai in 2010, but was met by opposition from public officials. the campaign, in its entirety, gives a voice to the older residents of cartajenas, shanghai and los angeles as they speak to the history of the metropolitan regions and rich story of their own lives.

french street artist JR and the wrinkles of the city project additional shanghai piece image via unurth

french street artist JR and the wrinkles of the city project image by © carlos gonzalez for arrested motion

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  • SO SO SO AMAZING !!!!! I LOVE IT!!!

    Rossella
  • excellent! love art at this scale

    seanc
  • Fantastic work…… loving this modern culture feal.

    CLAIR DORREN T

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