9. Elizabeth Street Garden
Photograph by JR, Courtesy of the Elizabeth Street Garden
If you keep up with JR’s Instagram, you will see a scattering of post highlighting work that is still up in New York City. His newest pasting in New York City can be found in the Elizabeth Street Garden. The portrait is of a young girl named Nova, one of the garden’s youngest volunteers, depicted resolutely holding on to a tree. It represents the struggle the community is facing to protect and preserve this green space, which executive director Joseph Reiver says “has always been a sanctuary for artists, poets, musicians, performers, and thinkers of all kinds to be inspired and create new work,” from development. A rally to save the space will be held at the garden on October 28th from 2:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.
JR also previously did another pasting in the Elizabeth Street Garden in 2013.
There are also JR pieces you can see at 265 Lafayette Street, 7 East 59th Street, and the corner of Great Jones and Bowery. Another New York City project JR recently worked on was the art for the 56th New York Film Festival poster, with cinematographer Ed Lachman. The poster features pictures of the eyes of forty one film directors held up by people in a New York City alley.