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Stéphane Charbonnier eyes, courtesy of TED Prize winner JR

Stéphane Charbonnier eyes, courtesy of TED Prize winner JR

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More than a million people took to the streets of Paris yesterday to show solidarity against extremism and terrorism. And their eyes were on the eyes of Stéphane Charbonnier, the editor of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, who was killed in his office last week in a terrorist attack, along with 12 others. These eyes []

Not a bug splat: This massive portrait is a message to drone operators

Not a bug splat: This massive portrait is a message to drone operators

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This portrait of a girl tells a story larger than the massive piece of vinyl it is printed on. Unfurled in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region of Pakistan, “#NotABugSplat” was created by a collection of artists and activists, using TED Prize winner JR’s Inside Out campaign, to send a message to drone operators, who reportedly call their kills “bug splats” because they []

JR appears on Charlie Rose, talks about his artistic process

JR appears on Charlie Rose, talks about his artistic process

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Most of JR’s projects — including his Instagram essay of Kim Il Sung’s 100th birthday celebration in North Korea last year — begin with him seeing a news report. This is what the street artist and TED Prize winner told Charlie Rose when he appeared on his show on Friday. “Most of the projects I’ve []

JR and Liu Bolin join forces to make the TED dream team

JR and Liu Bolin join forces to make the TED dream team

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The image above is classic Liu Bolin — the artist painted exactingly to blend in with the scene behind him. (Watch his talk from TED2013, “The invisible man.”) But if you look closely, you will see that the man in the picture is not actually Bolin—the tell-tale Ray-Bans reveal that this is JR, the artist []

A gallery of JR mania: The artist takes Manhattan

A gallery of JR mania: The artist takes Manhattan

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TED Prize winner JR rolled into New York this weekend for the premiere of his documentary, INSIDE OUT: The People’s Art Project, at the Tribeca Film Festival. But that was far from the renegade artist’s only stop. With a photobooth truck in tow, he performed actions in Red Hook and the Rockaways, two areas hit hard by Hurricane []

A documentary about JR, and his participatory art project INSIDE OUT, to premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival

A documentary about JR, and his participatory art project INSIDE OUT, to premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival

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The documentary INSIDE OUT: The People’s Art Project will premiere at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival in New York this Saturday, April 20, giving an intimate look into the courageous victories and heartrending challenges involved in creating the world’s largest participatory art project. In 2011, French street artist JR announced his TED Prize winning wish []

10 more communities turned Inside Out by TED Prize winner JR

10 more communities turned Inside Out by TED Prize winner JR

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JR is an artist with a desire to transform our collective streets — from French public houses to Brazilian favelas. As he describes in his talk from TED2011, JR headed to the barrier wall between Israel and the Palestinian territories for his project “Face 2 Face,”  pasting massive portraits the size of houses on either []