Louvre Pyramid vanishes in French street artist's optical illusion

May 26, 2016

Louvre Pyramid vanishes in French street artist's optical illusion

French street artist JR has made the famous Louvre Pyramid in Paris disappear in an optical illusion. The artist covered the huge glass pyramid with a trompe l'oeil installation that makes it seem as if the monument at the heart of the courtyard has disappeared. Tourists ...

Idem Paris: Worlds apart and yet so close

Jan 12, 2016

Idem Paris: Worlds apart and yet so close

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Before photography became a relatively affordable pastime at the beginning of the 20th century, lithographic prints were touted as the democratic image-making medium that could reach all classes of society. At the same time, because the design was drawn directly onto stone, it could ...

'24 FPS: JR's Video Exhibition'

/ Oct 20, 2015

'24 FPS: JR's Video Exhibition'

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Oct. 24-Nov. 29 The Watari-Um (Watari Museum of Contemporary Art) first held an exhibition of the French artist and photographer known as "JR" in 2013. For that show the museum's exterior was covered with his giant monochrome photographs. This current exhibition displays three new video ...

Typhoon Nangka leaves two dead; 550,000 told to flee

Jul 17, 2015

Typhoon Nangka leaves two dead; 550,000 told to flee

Two died, evacuation orders and recommendations were issued to some 555,000 people, and 32 people sustained injuries of varying degrees nationwide Friday as Typhoon Nangka headed north over Shikoku toward the Chugoku region in western Honshu. The Fire and Disaster Management Agency said that 11 ...