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“Women Are Heroes” Street Artist Wins $100,000 TED Prize

by on Jan.15, 2011, under Art/Design, Graphics

As his website explains: “JR creates “Pervasive Art” that spreads uninvited on the buildings of the slums around Paris, on the walls in the Middle-East, on the broken bridges in Africa or the favelas in Brazil. People who often live with the bare minimum discover something absolutely unnecessary. And they don’t just see it, they make it. Some elderly women become models for a day; some kids turn artists for a week. In that Art scene, there is no stage to separate the actors from the spectators.”

27-year-old Parisian street artist JR just won the $100,000 TED prize for 2011. “JR’s mind-blowing creations have inspired people to see art where they wouldn’t expect it and create it when they didn’t know they could”, said TED Prize Director Amy Novogratz. via buzzfeed

JR / Exposition Paris 2009 – Ile Saint Louis
Uploaded by JR. – Independent web videos.
Video via dailymotion

Trailer for film:

Trailer – Women Are Heroes – English Version
Uploaded by JR. – Watch feature films and entire TV shows.
Video via boingboing

photos via buzzfeed

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