Saturday, January 9, 2016

Cold Means Nothing. 2016 Begins with a Three Story Image from JR on Bowery!

JR is one of the biggest artists in the world.  His works covering buildings and almost entire cities prove this well known fact, not to mention the countless, limitless projects he has done that span the globe.  His signature-portrait wheat pastes are usually the focus of his efforts such as acclaimed The Inside Out Project, Women Are Heroes, Wrinkles of the City, Ballet and his most recent film collaboration with Robert DeNiro "Ellis Island."  
The scope of his accomplishments are endless.  He exhibits freely in the streets of the world, catching the attention of people who are not typical museum visitors. His work mixes Art and Act, talks about commitment, freedom, identity and limit.  (To learn more about JR see the links at the bottom of the post.) 
On of the coldest recorded days of the year in New York City, JR and his team graced a condemned building on Bowery with the image below.  The 15 degree temperatures, I thought would freeze the wheat paste but within a few hours the lovely image below went up spanning three floors. 
Have a look at a few work in progress shots and the finished images and see it for yourself at 259 Bowery, New York City.

For more info on JR look here on Instagram @JR and here on his extensive website complete with all of his stunning projects