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JR: The Chronicles of San Francisco

JR: The Chronicles of San Francisco


By JR, Essay by Neal Benezra, Essay by Anne-Marie Litak, Essay by Eyal Levy


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World renowned artist, TED prize winner, Oscar nominee, and one of Time’s 100 most influential people of 2018, JR is a contemporary art superstar. In 2018, he brought his legendary photo truck to San Francisco. Over 1,000 citizens posed for his camera and told their stories, and JR compiled their portraits into an astounding photographic mural, a portrait of the city. Installed at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, it is the latest of his groundbreaking and deeply compelling art projects.

This rich volume features all the individual portraits and selected stories, alongside behind-the-scenes photos, essays by San Francisco luminaries, and a foreword by JR. A removable poster showcases the entire mural. For JR’s legions of fans and anyone who loves or lives in San Francisco, this book reveals art and urban community from a new angle.

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Size: 11 x 9 in;
Pages: 160 pp;
Format: Hardcover
Publication: May 2019
ISBN: 9781452176697
JR is a celebrated artist whose oversized black-and-white portraits adorn walls, streets, and rooftops around the world. He lives in Paris and New York.