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JR Elected artist of the year - ahead of Pierre Soulages - by readers of French newspaper Le Figaro, acclaimed for his documentary Women are heroes, laureate of 2011 TED’s prize, JR keeps pasting faces on walls while travelling the world. The Wrinkles of the city is his last project, realized in Shanghai in partners ...
The Wrinkels of The City Shanghai
from Magda Danysz

First initiated at Cartagena, The Wrinkles of the City is a way through the city with enormous and intense pictures, changing thus the urban landscape. JR gives us a ride to discover the dark side of China. He is pasting up his portraits in poorest districts nestled in the heart of the city - forbidden places – just a few meters from the Bund, the historical street of Shangai visited by thousands of tourists.

The book helps us understanding the complexity of JR’s work with multiple shapes: from testimonies, portraits, posters, and collages to final shots. The quality of the pictures tells us about the scope of the project.

JR is “an experiment of the image on a worldwide scale and of its impact on people especially in places where art is inaccessible. On the street, people stop, discuss and even destroy the photos. I like it.”

JR is only known by his initials, and yet, barely at the age of 28, he is already worldwide famous and seen as one the most talented artist of his generation.

Details of the Book:
Title: The Wrinkles of the City
Author and photographer : JR
Format: 30 x 30 cm
Pages: 144 pages
Photos: 87 full page photos
Preface: Magda Danysz
ISBN: 978-88-88493-71-8
Editors: Drago
Producers: Magda Danysz, Emile Abinal

An never-been-seen book including JR's Chinese pictures on authorized walss as well as unauthorized
High quality pictures on full or double page recounting JR's work
Include commentaries about models' lives


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