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JR on the Highline

TED sponsored French artist JR has given the city of New York the gift of one of his oversized photographic murals. As part of the Inside Out Project, the giant Silent Scream is one of several murals portraying faces from the Lakota tribe of Native Americans.

Now that summer is here, the High Line is one of the best places to visit, to see the city in a different way, bringing visitors closer to our skyscrapers, and throwing off our perspective for just a moment. The art along the High Line has the unique opportunity to be viewed in this same way- out of our usual perspective, bringing new thought and feeling as we view each installation that will pop up over the summer. JR’s piece is no different, and the incredible scale sustains that feeling. It can get crazy in the summer, but still worth a jaunt if you’re a native New Yorker, or a tourist. Go at dusk and catch the free show- the sun setting over New Jersey (the only time I’ll recommend looking to NJ!)

The artist’s signature is to adorn the buildings of favelas and poorer neighborhoods around the world with photographic portraits of people from those cultures.

Who: JR

What: Silent Scream

Where: The High Line Park

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