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French Artist JR Creates The Largest Art Installation in Europe

Commissioned by the Centre of National Monuments, French artist JR has installed his signature black and white portraits “of people making faces” in a series of monumental collages at the historical Panthèon in Paris, France. Inspired by his INSIDE OUT project, over 200,000 portraits of people around the globe have been pasted in public spaces. The aim is to ‘‘transform messages of personal identity into works of public art.’’ In March 2014, JR traveled in a truck to nine different locations in France to give people an opportunity to participate in the project. As a result, everyday people are part of Europe’s largest art installation. 

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