JR Plasters Paris Panthéon With Thousands Of Anonymous Portraits

Thanks to a photo-booth truck and the web, snapshots of unknown people will be plastered all over the Panthéon during renovations.

Tiffany Nesbit
  • 12 june 2014

Street art is not a new art form, but recent technologies have brought global attention to the works created by many street artists. One artist who has garnered a particularly large following is JR, the ‘undercover photographer’ who has traveled everywhere from Kenya to New York creating works that allow people to share experiences and support ideas. Since his 2011 TED Prize win, he has been working on INSIDE OUT, a project that allows everyone to share their portraits to make a statement about what they stand for. Contrary to the idea of street art being unsanctioned, the French government has commissioned JR to create an installment that covers the floor, copula, and dome of the Panthéon in Paris.

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