Watch a Time-Lapse Video of JR’s Newest Street Art Installation in Tribeca

Last year, French street artist JR installed a massive public installation on the side of 100 Franklin Street, in Tribeca. The 75-foot tall piece, of a ballerina in midair, taken from his 2014 documentary Les Bosquet, has mostly disappeared. Less than a year after the ballerina went up, JR and his team went back to Tribeca to install a new piece over the old one. The piece “Unframed, Ellis Island” is 95-feet tall and is a blown-up photograph of a group of immigrants on Ellis Island in 1908. In this one-minute time-lapse video, you get to see how JR and his staff install the wheat-pasted work of art, one piece at a time. In 2014, JR placed pieces in abandoned hospitals on Ellis Island. He would later film a documentary titled Ellis, featuring Robert DeNiro, actor and head of the Tribeca Film Festival.

JR-Tribeca-Street Art-Art-Timelapse-NYC-Untapped Cities “Unframed, Ellis Island” (Screenshot via DDG)

Continue on and look through our extensive coverage of JR, including his work in both New York City and Paris.  Contact the author of this piece on twitter @ChrisLInoa

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