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JR (French, b.1983)
LOT ID: 78497
Action in the Favela Morro da Providencia, Stairs (from Women are Heroes series), 2008

Lithograph
40.6 х 27.6 in. (103.12 x 70.1 cm.)
Signed
Print/Casting Year 2008
Lot description
This work is part of a documentary series by French photographer JR. "Women are Heroes," whose scope ranged from Brazil and Kenya to India and Cambodia, featured women from all across the globe. JR documented the women's life stories, struggles, and hopes. He went on to paint large-scale portraits of these women and showcase them on the streets of their home cities.

JR (b. 1983) is a contemporary French artist who describes himself as a "photograffeur," to indicate his affinity with street and graffiti art. Growing up in Paris as a teenager, JR began photographing scenes that explored social hierarchy, personal relationships, political issues, and cultural interactions. His chief subject is urban life, which he captures by way of video, screenprint, and mixed media. In 2011, he was awarded a grant of $100,000 from TED (Technology, Entertainment, and Design). JR has exhibited at the Venice Biennale, and his work is held in the collections of the Tate Modern, London, England and the Elysée Museum, Vevey, Switzerland.
Action in the Favela Morro da Providencia, Stairs (from Women are Heroes series) by JR
  • Action in the Favela Morro da Providencia, Stairs (from Women are Heroes series) by JR
  • Action in the Favela Morro da Providencia, Stairs (from Women are Heroes series) by JR
  • Action in the Favela Morro da Providencia, Stairs (from Women are Heroes series) by JR
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