JR Captures over 1,000 Portraits of New Yorkers for Monumental \


Acclaimed French artist JR is launching his anticipated “Chronicles” exhibition this Friday at Brooklyn Museum in New York. The immense presentation features archival and new original artworks, including his unmissable wheat-pasted portraits of random passersby and miniature versions of large-scale architectural interventions such as his thought-provoking piece over the U.S.-Mexico border. Altogether, the pieces on display at the institution expand upon the artist’s practice of merging photography with social engagement while gleaning methodical approaches from graffiti.

The highlight of the show is JR’s new epic mural entitled ‘The Chronicles of New York City’ that is comprised of over 1,000 portraits of New Yorkers alongside audio recordings of each one of their personal stories. “All of the projects on view honor the voices of everyday people and demonstrate JR’s ongoing commitment to community, collaboration, and civic discourse,” said the museum in a statement.

Tour the expansive “Chronicles” exhibition above and then visit Brooklyn Museum’s website for further details. The show is on view until May 3, 2020.

Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Pkwy
Brooklyn, NY 11238