JR wheatpastes massive portraits on the walls of Havana

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By Jessica Birkett in New Art on Saturday 12 May 2012

JR, an artist whose workspace has been described as ‘the biggest gallery in the world‘, has developed one of the most distinctive personas in the contemporary art world. Emotive, sincere and universal, JR uses portraiture to bring real faces and stories onto the surface of the world’s most volatile and misunderstood corners.

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JR: wheat-pasting enormous photos of faces

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Tuesday 15 March 2011

World renowned French street artist JR has been wheat-pasting enormous photos of faces all over the globe to make striking and inspiring statements issues such as Israeli-Palestinian violence, sexism, and poverty.

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