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JR (French, b.1983)
LOT ID: 79627
Women Are Heroes, Favela Morro da providencia, Rio de Janeiro (tree), 2009

Lithograph
27.6 х 40.6 in. (70.1 x 103.12 cm.)
Signed, stamped, lower right; and numbered, lower left
Edition of 180
Lot description
Lithograph in 8 colors on BFK Rives paper printed with Marinoni machine.

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.
Women Are Heroes, Favela Morro da providencia, Rio de Janeiro (tree) by JR
  • Women Are Heroes, Favela Morro da providencia, Rio de Janeiro (tree) by JR
  • Women Are Heroes, Favela Morro da providencia, Rio de Janeiro (tree) by JR
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