JR au Louvre
29 Mars 2019, 18h08 © Pyramide, architecte I. M. Pei, musée du Louvre, Paris, France, 2019
Technique : 20 colors lithograph printed on Marinoni machine
Paper : White paper BFK Rives - 300 grams
Numbered /250 on the bottom left corner
Signed by JR on the bottom right corner
JR AU LOUVRE & LE SECRET DE LA GRANDE PYRAMIDE
On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Louvre Pyramid, JR created a collaborative piece of art at the scale of the Napoleon Courtyard. Three years after making the Pyramid disappear, the artist brought a new light to the famed monument by organizing a gigantic pasting, thanks to the help of 400 volunteers !
Each day hundreds of volunteers came to help cut and paste the 2000 strips of paper, making it the largest pasting ever done by the artist. On March 29, 2019 JR au Louvre & Le Secret de la Grande Pyramide is finally revealed.
The images, like life, are ephemeral. Once pasted, the art piece lives on its own. The sun dries the light glue and with every step, people tear pieces of the fragile paper. The process is all about participation of volunteers, visitors, and souvenir catchers. This project is also about presence and absence, about reality and memories, about impermanence.
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