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  • Editions C. de la Feronnière (2019)
  • Texts by Sharon Matt Atkins and Drew Sawyer
  • 90 black and white photographs
  • English/French
  • 232 pages
  • Bound cover, round back
  • Internal format: 16.8 x 22 cm

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Published to accompany JR's most important American retrospective, this book-object is co-published with the Brooklyn Museum in New York and under the direction of JR and his teams. Mostly illustrated with shots taken inside the museum just after the opening of the exhibition, the book will show the latest installations designed especially for the occasion: the giant New York Chronicle fresco, the various pieces designed and exhibited indoors but also the monumental collages that will be made in Brooklyn on this occasion.

JR enjoys the largest art gallery in the world. Thanks to the technique of photographic collage, he exposes freely on the walls of the whole world, thus attracting the attention of those who do not usually visit museums. Author of the 28 Millimetre project he started in the territory of Clichy-Montfermeil in 2004, he continued in the Middle East with Face 2 Face (2007), in Brazil or Kenya for Women Are Heroes (2008-2011), whose documentary was screened at the Cannes Film Festival in 2010 (Semaine de la Critique). JR creates an "infiltrating art". During collage actions, communities participate in the artistic process. In these actions, no scene separates the actors from the spectators. JR's anonymity and the lack of explanation accompanying his immense portraits allow him to leave a free space for an encounter between a subject/actor and a passerant/interpreter, which is the essence of his work.