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JR: The Chronicles of New York City


Brooklyn Museum / New York / Art

He’s been called “the Cartier-Bresson of the 21st century,” a compliment that makes sense for a photographer who began as a graffiti artist. When the young JR found a camera in the Paris Metro, his graffiti switched from paint to photographs—gigantic black-and-white imagery he swathed on buildings and in public spaces. His images soon became installations. For this exhibition JR has created digital murals of New Yorkers stopping to chat and going about their day. —L.J.

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Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11238, USA
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