A new addition to our curated list of outdoor art not to miss this month are the massive JR murals going up downtown as we speak. The above work, taking the full side of a building at Franklin Street and Church Street, is inspired by artist JR’s prior work in the ballet realm both here in New York City including his film Les Bosquet which in collaboration with the New York City Ballet. The 100 foot by 75 foot wall in Tribeca is on the site of developer DDG’s upcoming 100 Franklin Street and will remain there “indefinitely,” says DDG’s PR firm M18. Another completed piece, which JR called “Hanging Above” on his Instagram is on Lafayette between Prince and Spring in SoHo.
According to a post on JR’s website, New Yorkers can expect “more to come this summer” from this series. Here’s a time lapse video of the piece coming to life, as well as more photographs of the installation below:
Next, check out 35 other art installations not to miss in NYC this month. Also check out all 15 of JR’s pieces for Walking New York scattered throughout the city this year.