September 11, 2017


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JR and his recent installation at Mexiko – US Border

French artist JR, well known for his black and white hugely sized photographies at often rather politically charged locations, placed a giant image of a baby on the U.S Mexico border, looking over the wall straight into the United States.
The 65-ft mural of the child arrives as the DACA rollback just got announced and Trump pushes plans further to go on with his wall. The black and white cut-out sits on the border close to Tecate, Mexico and shows a smiling child, grasping the fingers over the wall. According to the New York Times, the pictured child is a one-year-old living in Tecate.

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JR and his recent installation at Mexiko – US Border

“As an artist, I try to bring back perspective,” JR told the New York Times. “For this little kid, there are no walls and borders.”
The artist has created other significant pieces in slums around Paris and let photographs of athletes jump over buildings in Rio de Janeiro. This child will stay in place at the border for one month.

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JR’s installation of an athlete in Rio

photos via latimes.com,designboom.com