JR, the Parisian artist known for his incredible works, has surprised everyone once again with his latest installation. This is not the artist’s first foray with the Louvre: he previously made the iconic pyramid disappear altogether in 2016. The installation, erected to mark the pyramid’s 30th anniversary, was up only during the weekend for onlookers to experience.
Even though Hong Kong held all the spotlight this week for a week full of festivities, JR took the art world by surprise once again. As is now customary for the artist, his work takes on a larger than life persona and weaves itself with the Louvre’s DNA. The installation celebrates the iconic pyramids’ 30th birthday (and is likely a much needed outdoor installation for the French museum). New modern works of this kind highlight the art world’s willingness to push boundaries and embrace innovative formats. Perhaps this will usher in a new trend for bigger and bolder projects in the next few months and years. More interestingly, we hope this will also enable more large scale collaborations. We’d definitely love to see a KAWS x JR installation sometime soon.