French Street Artist JR Is Working on a Project at Williamsburg’s Domino Development

Photo by Susan De Vries

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French photographer and street artist JR, currently the subject of an exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum, is working on a new project at the Domino site in Williamsburg.

The installation features 16 blue shipping containers stacked on top of each other. It’s not clear if they will later be adorned with JR’s work, which takes the form of large-scale portraits and are typically wheat-pasted to surfaces.

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Photos of the new installation have started to appear on the Instagram page of Marc Azoulay, the artist’s studio director, with the words “more to come soon.”

The artist appears to be working on the project with architectural design studio LOT-EK, who have also been posting pictures of the installation’s progress on Instagram.

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JR’s past projects have brought the artist to places such as Palestine, Havana, Tunisia, Rio de Janeiro and Iran. His current show at the Brooklyn Museum, which runs through May 3, features a large-scale mural called “The Chronicles of New York City,” featuring more than one thousand local residents.

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Representatives for Two Trees, who are behind the Domino development, and the Brooklyn Museum did not respond to a request for comment.

[Photos by Susan De Vries]

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