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JR takes on borders and prisons in new film

The French artist’s special gift is to make subversive images seem not just unthreatening, but irresistible

Contemporary art meets Ancient Egypt: new sculptures at the Pyramids of Giza

Plus, the New Museum Triennial and Édouard Manet's portrait of Zacharie Astruc

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JR blows the top off Egypt’s Great Pyramid: first look at Cairo show of contemporary sculpture

First exhibition of its kind at the 4,500-year-old Unesco World Heritage Site includes works by local and international artists, including Lorenzo Quinn, Gisela Colón and Sherin Guirguis

Timothée Chalamet kicks off the Met Gala with a flag-inspired collaboration with street artist JR

The actor debuted a new performance and installation in the Breuer building, before protestors crashed the party at the Costume Institute’s annual celebrity fundraiser

JR unveils ‘X-ray’ optical illusion piece on historic Palazzo Farnese in Rome

Scaffolding cover-up work is part of French Embassy’s new ambitious contemporary art programme

Egyptnews

First the Louvre's pyramid, now the actual Pyramids—JR to create show-stopping project in Egypt

Street artist hints he might make a photo collage at the 4,500-year-old Unesco World Heritage Site as part of exhibition organised by Art D’Egypte

Paris news

Gaping hole opens up under Eiffel Tower in French artist JR’s new optical illusion

Paris trompe l’oeil piece launches ahead of vast exhibition at Saatchi Gallery in London next month

Street artist JR rips off the front of Florence's Palazzo Strozzi in new optical illusion work

Trompe l’oeil image called La Ferita (The Wound) reflects on the difficulties of accessing culture during Covid-19 and reveals Botticelli’s Primavera and The Birth of Venus

Galleria Continua opens new Paris space with JR-curated show

Amid Covid-19 pandemic, Italian gallery hopes to "generate smiles" with second outpost in France

Blockbuster JR show will travel to London's Saatchi Gallery from Brooklyn Museum

Murals, photographs and films by the French artist from past two decades will explore issues such as immigration and gun control

JR launches open call on Instagram for his new free photography course

French artist says he will invite Naomi Campbell to school in Paris to help him teach 12 budding photographers

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JR on the 'sociological experiment' of street art and his vast New York mural for the Brooklyn Museum

The French artist, who made his name with large-scale public installations, is opening his biggest US exhibition to date

Oscar nomination for street photographer JR and film-maker Agnès Varda

Movie follows JR's travels through France, as he photographs everyday people and pastes their giant portraits onto buildings