Evening shot of JR's Chronicles of New york mural in Domino ParkJR's Chronicles of New york mural in Domino ParkAerial shot of JR's Chronicles of New york mural in Domino ParkAerial shot of JR's Chronicles of New york mural in Domino ParkAerial shot of JR's Chronicles of New york mural in Domino ParkAerial shot of JR's Chronicles of New york mural in Domino ParkJR's Chronicles of New york mural in Domino ParkJR's Chronicles of New york mural in Domino Park

You may have noticed something big going up in Domino Park in Williamsburg recently. Atop a set of stacked blue shipping containers, the artist JR just completed his latest large-scale wheat paste work, Chronicles of New York. The installation, is produced in conjunction with the Brooklyn Museum’s current exhibition JR: Chronicles, and is a compilation of over 1,000 New Yorkers the artist has photographed, including Untapped New York’s photography instructor, Stephanie de Rouge, who ran our One Place, One Face workshops.

Aerial shot of JR's Chronicles of New york mural in Domino ParkPhoto by Marc Azoulay

The installation was designed by the firm LOT-EK, which you might recognize in New York City for its design for the former Van Alen bookstore, the one-person mobile theater, the Band of Outsiders store, or its proposal for the post-Sandy recovery Rebuild by Design competition. It is also building an operations center on Governors Island. The firm is known for its sustainable, adaptive reuse of industrial materials like shipping containers.

JR's Chronicles of New york mural in Domino ParkPhoto by Marc Azoulay

The Chronicles of New York mural is presented by the Brooklyn Museum with additional support from Two Trees Management and Domino Park. You can see another version of the photographic mural inside the Brooklyn Museum, split across four walls in the JR: Chronicles exhibition.

Next, check out 10 art installations not to miss in NYC this month!

All photos by Marc Azoulay

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