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Elegant Rooftop Dancers in Paris by JR

Always creating art in a grand fashion, French artist JR assembled 40 rooftop dancers in Paris for his latest work. He photographed the polka dot-clad men and women 184ft (56m) above the ground, as they performed a variety of carefully planned synchronized movements.

The dancers performed atop the Opera Garnier in leotards which only added to the beauty, mesmerizing the eye with the gradients that were created when groups of dancers were assembled. If you remember from our previous story on his shipping container piece, this is not the first time JR has used ballerinas in his work.

For more from the prolific award-winning artist, visit his website or follow him on Instagram and Twitter.

rooftop dancers JR

Opera Garnier

dancing on rooftop

polka-dot leotards

Paris art installation

Opera Garnier

dancing on rooftop

polka-dot leotards

Paris art installation

JR roof top

Opera Garnier

dancing on rooftop

polka-dot leotards

Paris art installation

Source: JR via fubiz

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Shipping Container Ballerina by JR

French artist JR is always looking to display the human form in unique ways, with his latest work being this shipping container ballerina. He’s again found a creative canvas which adds to the piece, with Bird Ballerina depicting a lone, sullen dancer caged by the world and not free to perform her art. JR and a team of assistants used a process known as wheatpasting to adhere the work to the rigid steel containers, leaving it with a very nice, classic look and feel. Keep up with the latest coming from JR’s continuously innovating mind by following him on Facebook, Twitter or visiting his website.

Source: JR via Lustik

Shipping container ballerina

French artist JR

Art style known as wheatpaste

Port of Le Havre, France

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Au Pantheon! Black and White Portraits Cover Pantheon in Art Installation by JR

The latest from creative artist JR is art installation “Au Pantheon!,” showing now through October 5th at the Pantheon monument in Paris. The work features thousands of black and white portraits that were submitted to the project’s website and in nine Inside Out photo booths that surround the monument. Each person’s photo was combined into a collage which covers both the inside and outside of the Pantheon’s dome as it undergoes construction, as well as the monument’s floor. In this way, the Pantheon is able to show its appreciation to all the patrons who have made the current renovation possible. Those who wish to view the outside installation in person may do so until construction is completed, while the indoors portions will remain open until October 5th, 2014. For more information, visit Au Pantheon and for the latest from JR, keep tabs on his website.

Source: JR via My Modern Met

Au Pantheon! Black and White Portraits Cover Pantheon in Art Installation by JR

Art installation covers monument in black and white portraits

Pantheon monument in Paris art installation

Black and white portraits cover Pantheon

Au Pantheon! by JR

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