Art
27,153 Hypes 0 Comments

French Artist JR Transforms Musée du Louvre With Massive Optical Illusion

To commemorate late influential filmmaker, Agnes Varda.

To celebrate Paris’ iconic Musée du Louvre pyramid’s 30th anniversary and to honor late influential filmmaker Agnes Varda, the museum enlisted French street artist JR to overhaul the building’s exterior with an optical illusion pasting. The new collaborative effort between the new parties was executed from March 26 to March 29, officially debuting on March 30 to the general public. The artist previously asked for volunteers to come and join in on the installation titled “The Secret of the Great Pyramid,” and after recruiting nearly 400 volunteers for the effort they’ve finally finished.

This isn’t the first project JR has done alongside the museum, and back in 2016 they made the Louvre’s pyramid vanish by blending it in with the surrounding buildings. With the new installation, JR transformed his signature style into a much bigger scope, making the iconic building look as if it has been swallowed by a crevasse.

Check out the optical illusion above. For more related news, Mizuma Art Gallery & Kaikai Kiki Gallery talked to us at Art Basel Hong Kong 2019.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Greg Mike Paints His Vision of the City for Nike's SNKRS Atlanta Pop-Up
Art

Greg Mike Paints His Vision of the City for Nike's SNKRS Atlanta Pop-Up

Popular landmarks get turned into quirky characters.

Mizuma Art Gallery & Kaikai Kiki Gallery Talk Shop at Art Basel Hong Kong 2019
Art 

Mizuma Art Gallery & Kaikai Kiki Gallery Talk Shop at Art Basel Hong Kong 2019

“Every single second, something gets sold.”

Futura x Concrete Objects 'Null' Figures Available Now
Art

Futura x Concrete Objects 'Null' Figures Available Now

In “Glow/Cream” and black spray-painted variants.

Pen & Paper: Roshi K
Art 

Pen & Paper: Roshi K

Presented by Crown Royal
The rising female artist discusses her multifaceted creations, path numbers and fashion shows.

Art Basel Hong Kong 2019: A Closer Look at Works by Takashi Murakami, Virgil Abloh & More
Art 

Art Basel Hong Kong 2019: A Closer Look at Works by Takashi Murakami, Virgil Abloh & More

Including Wolfgang Tillmans’ raw portraits, Picasso’s historic paintings, and Hajime Sorayama’s towering sculptures.


Futura Guides Us Through His "Abstract Compass" Exhibition
Art 

Futura Guides Us Through His "Abstract Compass" Exhibition

The OG graffiti artist’s latest body of work in Hong Kong.

Banksy's 'Devolved Parliament' Painting Back on Display for Brexit Day
Art

Banksy's 'Devolved Parliament' Painting Back on Display for Brexit Day

“Laugh now, but one day no-one will be in charge.”

Acquavella Galleries Brings David Hockney's 'Henry Reading' Artwork to Art Basel Hong Kong
Art

Acquavella Galleries Brings David Hockney's 'Henry Reading' Artwork to Art Basel Hong Kong

The artwork is priced at $15 million USD.

Joan Cornellà Reveals Unsettling Paintings for "Keep It Real!" Exhibition
Art

Joan Cornellà Reveals Unsettling Paintings for "Keep It Real!" Exhibition

New works jammed with dark humor.

Graffiti Icon TILT & Print Them All Launch 'Layers 30' Lithograph Edition
Art

Graffiti Icon TILT & Print Them All Launch 'Layers 30' Lithograph Edition

Covered with stylized tags and drips.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Adblock Detected.

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. If you enjoy our content, please add us to your adblocker's whitelist. We'd really appreciated it.