Artist JR celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Louvre Pyramid with a collaborative piece of art on the scale of the Napoleon Court.
We last saw JR at the Louvre three years when he made the Pyramid disappear. This time the artist returns to the famed monument by realising a gigantic collage.
With the help of 400 volunteers each day, hundreds of volunteers came to help cut and paste the 2000 strips of paper, making it the artist’s biggest pasting ever.
The images, like life, are temporary. Once pasted, the art piece lives on its own. The sun dries the light glue, and people tear parts of the fragile paper with every step. The process is all about the participation of volunteers, visitors, and souvenir catchers. This project is also about presence and absence, reality and memories, about impermanence.