Thursday, October 21, 2010


Paris-based street artist, JR, is awarded the 2011 TED Prize.

Known only as JR, the anonymous artist has installed enormous black and white photos in slums around Paris, along the separation wall between Israeli and Palestinian lands, and across Brazil's favelas.

"JR's mind-blowing creations have inspired people to see art where they wouldn't expect it and create it when they didn't know they could," Amy Novogratz, the TED prize director, said in a message posted online. [...]

Organisers say JR will use the prize to develop an ambitious new work that will involve the whole world, and due to be announced at next year's conference in Long Beach, California.

More great pictures at both links above.

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