JR: Can Art Change the World is the most comprehensive monograph on the enigmatic French street artist – now updated to include brand-new work.
Filled with stunning photography, this extraordinary monograph charts JR’s wide-reaching trajectory and a range of collaborative projects executed across the globe. Created in close collaboration with the artist, it features chapters on each of JR’s major bodies of work – from ‘Expo2Rue,’ which launched his career as a street artist, to ‘The Gun Chronicles: A Story of America’ published in Time magazine in 2018. A specially commissioned graphic novel by comic artist Joseph Remnant and a survey essay by Nato Thompson tell JR’s fascinating story.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
JR is an internationally acclaimed artist, whose large-scale, black-and-white photographs are exhibited freely in the streets of the world.
Nato Thompson is artistic director of Philadelphia Contemporary, and was chief curator of Creative Time from 2007 to 2017.
Joseph Remnant is a Los Angeles-based artist/cartoonist whose work has appeared in Arthur magazine, New York Times, and Juxtapoz.
336 pages. Hardcover. 245 mm x 210 mm
Published November 2019 by Phaidon