The Eye drawing, signed & dated by hand with black ink on grey thick paper by JR.
Sold with a mounted frame. The frame is thick enough to make it stand up like a sculpture.
Condition : New
Dimension : with the frame 40.5 cm x 33.5 cm (15.8 in x 13 in)
Provenance : The Louvre Librairy during the JR performance.
Edition : Unique eye drawing by JR, signed and dated.
Recently (4 October 2018), a JR artwork was the subject of a world price record on Sotheby's Auction with a hammer price of 48 000$.
The Eye of JR is a historic piece that will increase in value with time.
Shipping : Will be sent in a solid box with tracking number, insurance and acknowledgment of receipt.
More information about JR:
JR has the largest art gallery in the world. Thanks to the technique of photographic collage he exhibits freely on the walls of the whole world, thus attracting the attention of those who do not frequent the museums usually. After finding a camera in the Paris metro in 2001, he traveled across Europe to meet those who speak on the walls and facades that structure cities, and stick their portraits in the streets, the basements and the roofs of Paris. Between 2004 and 2006, he directed Portrait of a Generation, portraits of suburban youth that he exhibited, in large format, in the middle class neighborhoods of Paris. In 2007, with Marco he directed Face 2 Face, the largest illegal photo exhibition ever created. JR displays huge portraits of Israelis and Palestinians face-to-face in eight Palestinian and Israeli cities and on both sides of the security fence. In 2008, JR goes on an international journey at Women are Heroes, a project in which he highlights the dignity of women who are often the targets of conflict. At the same time, he set up the project The Wrinkles of the City. The actions of this project aim to reveal the history and the memory of a country through the wrinkles of its inhabitants. The artist chooses cities that have undergone such upheavals as Cartagena in Spain, Shanghai, Los Angeles, Havana, Berlin and Istanbul. In 2010, his film Women Are Heroes is presented at the Cannes Film Festival in competition for the Caméra d'Or. The same year, he creates Unframed, a project in which he uses images that are not his own, by photographers known or not, that he reframes in a new context, on a larger scale, giving them a new meaning. In 2011, he received the Ted Prize which offers him the opportunity to formulate "A wish to change the world". He creates Inside Out, an international participatory art project that allows people from all over the world to receive their portraits and paste them to support an idea, a project, an action and to share that experience. In December 2016, more than 320,000 people in more than 139 countries participated in the project, by mail or via giant photo booths installed in museums or streets around the world, from Times Square to Fukushima. JR is from the same booming of urban artists as Shepard Fairey (Obey), Ben Eine, Pure Evil, Ludo, Rero, C215, Jef Aérosol, JR, Swoon, Orlinksi, Speedy Graphito, Vhils, Ming, Ferrari, Rolex, Piguet, Ernest Pignon Ernest, Picasso, Atari, Panier, Hirst, Banksy, Koons, Vu, D Face, Ron, Murakami, Shrigley, Polock, Koons, Dubuffet, Matisse, Delaunay, Buffet, Kapoor, Wesselmann, Dine, Hockney, Kapoor, et Os Gemeos. In 2014, JR concludes Women Are Heroes by sticking a woman's eye on a container ship that leaves from Le Havre to join Malaysia. In collaboration with the New York City Ballet, he uses the language of ballet to tell his story of riots in the French suburbs of 2005, and creates "Les Bosquets", an eponymous ballet and short film, whose music is composed by Woodkid, Hans Zimmer and Pharrell Williams, presented at the Tribeca Film Festival. In 2014, he created an installation with 4,000 faces on the dome of the Pantheon in Paris, and inside the monument. This concept of crowd will be taken again during a video projection installation in CAC Malaga, then on the facade of the National Assembly and other Parisian monuments at the time of the COP 21 summit, at the end of 2015. At the same time, JR is working at the abandoned Ellis Island Hospital, an important chapter in the history of immigration - and making the short film ELLIS, starring Robert De Niro.
In 2016, JR is invited by the Louvre, and it makes disappear the pyramid with the help of a surprising anamorphosis. During the Olympic Games in Rio, he creates new gigantic sculptural installations, at the scale of the city, using scaffolding, to underline the beauty of the sporting gesture. His recent projects include an exhibition dedicated to children at the Pompidou Center, a permanent collaboration with Brazilian artists Os Gemeos at the Palais de Tokyo, in a space used to store the pianos stolen during the Occupation, and a film with Agnès Varda, co making a feature film with this icon of the New Wave, to confront their visions during a long trip to the heart of France to meet the inhabitants.JR creates an "infiltrating art" that is displayed on the buildings of the Parisian suburbs, on the walls of the Middle East, on the broken bridges of Africa or in the favelas, in Brazil. In collage activities, communities participate in the artistic process. In Brazil, for example, children become artists for a week. JR is one of the most popular urban artist and sells in the most popular auctions in the world alongside Seth, Basquiat, Miss-Tic , Mr Chat, JonOne, Zevs, Dran, Stik, Soulages, Mathieu, Mr Brainwash, Kaws, Roa, Blu, Dolk, Toy, Bearbrick, Ai Weiwei, Dali, Hartung, Banksy, Invader, Francis, Roy Lichtenstein, Haring, Combas, Warhol, Mesnager, Levalet, Blek Le Rat and Brusk. In these artistic actions, no scene separates the actors from the spectators. The anonymity of JR and the absence of explanation accompanying his huge portraits allows him to leave a free space for a meeting between a subject / actor and a passer / performer, which is the essence of his work. That's what JR is working on, asking questions ... JR is represented by Galerie Perrotin: he has directed several exhibitions in Paris, Hong-Kong, Miami, and New York. JR inspiring a lot of brand as Timberland, Off White, Jordan, Fear of God, Versace, Boss, Moncler, Arman, Ralph Lauren, Lacoste, Supreme, Bape, Champion, Comme des Garçons, Dover Street Market, Superdry, Carhartt, Kenzo, Yeezy, Givenchy, Jimmy Choo, Rick Owens, Kenzo, Louboutin, Chanel, Saint-Laurent, Zanotti, Valentino Fendi, Margiela, Piaget, Tiffany & Co, Dinh Van, Mikimoto, Gucci, Hermès, Mauboussin, Damiani et Boucheron, Nike, Puma, Reebok, Vans, Converse, Under Armour, New Balance, Asics, Skechers, Forever 21, Fila, Mizuno, Balenciaga, Bulgari, Yeezy, Balmain, Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Buccellati, Stone Island, Vetement, & Philippe Plein. JR is also represented by Lazarides in London, Magda Danysz in Shanghai, Simon Studer Art in Geneva and Springmann Gallery in Berlin. In 2013, the first retrospectives of JR's work took place in Tokyo (at the Watari-Um Museum) and CAC in Cincinnati, followed by exhibitions at the Frieder Burda Museum in Baden Baden in 2014, and HOCA Foundation in Hong Kong in 2015.
- Titel van kunstwerk
- Eye for The Louvre
- Inkt op papier
- Met de hand ondertekend en gedateerd
- Totale afmetingen
- 33,5×40,5×33,5 cm
- 28×21 cm
- Verkocht met lijst