5. NYC Ballet

In collaboration with the New York City Ballet in 2014, JR photographed the company dancers and turned the images into a massive trompe l’oeil rendering of an eye created with life-size photos. This giant image covered the floor of the Promenade at the David Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, and was accompanied by a large pasting on the front windows as well.

The photographs complimented a ballet performance that was actually choreographed by JR and performed at the theater for three nights. Les Bosquets, which featured original music by Woodkid, was inspired by JR’s first art project, Portrait of a Generation, and by the riots that happened in France in 2005.