A new art installation standing more than 50 feet high from French street artist JR was revealed at Domino Park on Monday and features a large-scale photo collage of New Yorkers.
Blue shipping containers were stacked near the Domino waterfront three weeks ago leading to some speculation that the installation would be a Vessel-like structure as seen in Hudson Yards. Italian architectural design studio LOT-EK helped to build the support structure.
“The Chronicles of New York City” coincides with a Brooklyn Museum multimedia installation, “JR: Chronicles.”
The giant black and white photo collage and mural measuring over 50 feet high features more than 1,000 New Yorkers (including celebrities like Robert De Niro) among an NYC backdrop that includes the Williamsburg Bridge.
The French street artists JR is working on a large-scale installation with shipping containers on the Williamsburg waterfront at the Domino development that is soon to open.
A Brooklyn Museum multimedia installation “JR: Chronicles” also currently displays work from the artist, whose images usually touch on social issues while utilizing size with massive paste-ups and portraits.
Stacks of over a dozen blue shipping containers were placed in a triangle formation at the Domino development last week. JR posted an Instagram update last Thursday indicating that the Brooklyn Museum and Italian architectural design studio LOT-EK are also partners on the work in progress. Continue reading →