The French street artist and photographer JR, known for his enormous black and white portrait paste-ups in public areas all over the world, now finds himself on the Mexican border for his new photographic project.
JR inaugurated a huge scaffolding installation on the Mexican side of the border between the United States and Mexico. The piece is best viewed from the opposite side, the US side of the border.
An immense image of Kikito, a one-year-old boy from the city of Tecate, smiles over the infamous border wall. Kikito and his family cannot cross the border to see the artwork from the ideal vantage point.
UPDATE: On the last day of the installation, artist JR threw a picnic party on both sides of the fence. The famous toddler Kikito, his family and hundreds of guests came from the US and Mexico to share a meal together. Families and strangers came together, laughing and eating listening to music, for that time, it was as if the border had disappeared.
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