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Photographer JR Makes the Iconic Louvre Pyramid Disappear Into the Facade of the Paris Museum

A photo posted by JR (@jr) on May 25, 2016 at 4:55am PDT

For his new show “JR au Louvre“, the remarkable Ted Prize-winning French street artist and photographer, JR used his talent for large scale photos to create a fantastic illusion in Paris. Using his trademark technique, JR made the iconic glass and metal pyramid that sits proudly at the entrance of the incredible Musée du Louvre completely disappear into the facade of the Museum building right behind it .

(translated) JR’s works leave no one indifferent because they are watching, deep within ourselves. His dramatic intervention fashion highlights the question of the role of images in the era of globalization and their their multicast, the intimate sphere to mass use. Today prompted by “the greatest museum in the world”, JR sets his sights on one of its symbols, the Louvre Pyramid, to subject it to an anamorphic surprise.

Annonce officielle du Louvre @museelouvre #paris … Starting today ! Stay tuned !

A video posted by JR (@jr) on May 25, 2016 at 1:42am PDT

Sunrise @museelouvre … #workinprogress ???? @davidg16er

A photo posted by JR (@jr) on May 21, 2016 at 6:31am PDT

Almost there … Last touch ???? More on @museelouvre #JRauLouvre

A photo posted by JR (@jr) on May 24, 2016 at 6:15am PDT

At work @museelouvre ???? #Paris … Programme sur le site du Louvre #JRauLouvre

A photo posted by JR (@jr) on May 18, 2016 at 4:32am PDT

???????? … today In Paris @museelouvre ???? @1993paris ???????? #workinprogress

A photo posted by JR (@jr) on May 22, 2016 at 7:57am PDT

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