VIDEO: An Introduction to NYCB Art Series Artist JR

Following the inaugural 2013 installation LES BALLETS DE FAILE, New York City Ballet was proud to collaborate with the French artist known as JR for the second annual Art Series. JR shared his Art Series installation — a massive trompe l'oeil rendering of an eye created with life-size photos of NYCB dancers on the floor of the Promenade and a large wheatpaste photo on the front windows of the David H Koch Theater.

Exhibiting freely in the streets of the world, JR catches the attention of people who are not typical museum visitors. His largest project to date, INSIDE OUT, was born in 2011 when JR won the TED prize and called for the creation of a global art project with the potential to change the world. Transforming messages of personal identity into public works of art, more than 172,000 people have taken part in nearly 8,600 locations around the world.

Get to know JR in a Q&A about the 2014 Art Series >
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