PEI, MUSÉE DU LOUVRE, PARIS, FRANCE, 2019. 18 colours lithograph printed on Marinoni machine White paper BFK Rives - 270 grammes Numbered /180 on the bottom left corner. Signed by JR on the bottom right corner (stamp and lead) 70 x 100 cm //.R AU LOUVRE & LE SECRET DE LA GRANDE PYRAMIDE. On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Louvre Pyramid, JR created a collaborative piece of art at the scale of the Napoleon Courtyard. Three years after making the Pyramid disappear, the artist brought a new light to the famed monument by organising a gigantic pasting, thanks to the help of 400 volunteers!
Each day hundreds of volunteers came to help cut and paste the 2000 strips of paper, making it the largest pasting ever done by the artist. The images, like life, are ephemeral. Once pasted, the art piece lives on its own. The sun dries the light glue and with every step, people tear pieces of the fragile paper.
The process is all about participation of volunteers, visitors, and souvenir catchers. This project is also about presence and absence, about reality and memories, about impermanence. The item "JR AU LOUVRE, 30 MARS 2019, 6H50 PYRAMIDE, ARCHITECTE I. M, SOLD OUT IN MINUTES" is in sale since Saturday, November 9, 2019. This item is in the category "Art\Art Prints".The seller is "nicolakid-0" and is located in London. This item can be shipped worldwide.