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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 []

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 []

JR’s posters come full circle

JR’s posters come full circle

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Artist JR’s Inside Out Project has dispersed more than 100,000 stunning black-and-white posters all over the world, intended for groups to paste in their communities to draw attention to social injustice. Today, JR awoke to witness this amazing project, from a group at Les Bosquets in Montfermeil, a suburb of Paris. As JR explains on []

A TED Prize wish — 100,000 posters later

A TED Prize wish — 100,000 posters later

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JR’s art isn’t meant to be hung in an ornate frame in a museum or gallery. For more than a decade, the street artist has printed poster-sized photographs and pasted them on city walls to dramatic effect, always with a social point in mind. JR has pasted images of the teens living in housing projects []

Three TEDTalks converge in Manhattan

Three TEDTalks converge in Manhattan

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The topics of three different TEDTalks are converging this weekend in New York City … Street artist JR, the winner of the 2011 TED Prize, is pasting a portrait of a young member of the Lakota tribe on a wall of Manhattan’s High Line Park — part of a massive tribute to the Native American []