JR: The Chronicles of New York City

JR: The Chronicles of New York City

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Over the past two decades, JR has expanded the meaning of public art through his ambitious projects that give visibility and agency to a broad spectrum of people around the world. Showcasing murals, photographs, videos, films, dioramas, and archival materials, JR: Chronicles at the Brooklyn Museum is the first major exhibition in North America of works by the French-born artist. 

The centerpiece of the exhibition is The Chronicles of New York City, a new epic mural of more than one thousand New Yorkers that is accompanied by audio recordings of each person’s story. All of the projects on view honor the voices of everyday people and demonstrate JR’s ongoing commitment to community, collaboration, and civic discourse.

This book tells the story of how the mural was made. It includes over 1,000 individual portraits, selected first-person accounts from participants, behind-the-scenes photos. With a foreword by Anne Pasternak, this book includes a removable poster of the mural tucked in a pocket on the inside front cover. 

Published with Chronicle Books

9.13 x 10.7 inches,160 pages

Hardcover, with cloth case removable accordion-folded poster in pocket, and more than 1,000 b/w and full-color photographs. 


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