A semi-anonymous street artist of international renown, JR plasters giant, monochrome photographs of faces in urban centers—on rooftops and walls, in church windows, and along the sides of buses. Calling the street his gallery and “using art to turn the world inside out,” JR delivers a message of social action, telling the stories of the marginalized or voiceless. JR describes his practice as a continuation of the “tagging” he did as a young graffiti artist: “I’m tagging faces of persons,” he says. “They are the ones responsible for their image. When the people react to the project, it becomes their project.” A favourite of Lougher Contemporary's, we are delighted to be able to offer a selection of his print editions, which are still affordable and increasingly sought-after.
If there is artwork by JR that you are specifically looking for but not listed on this page, please feel free to get in touch and we would be happy to try and source it for you.