Der französische Künstler JR hat zusammen mit der New York Times ein riesiges Paste Up von einem Passanten auf die Straße kleben lassen. „A Walker in New York City“ befindet sich am Fuße des Flatiron Gebäudes in Manhattan und ist rund 45 Meter lang. Das Foto war unter anderem Titelbild für das New York Times Magazine Cover.
Last month the New York Times Magazine reached out to JR to think about a project together. He told them he had been working for a year on Immigration and would love to continue what he started on Ellis Island in the city. So, they looked for people who arrived in NYC less than a year ago. They chose 15 coming from all over the world. JR photographed them walking in the city all of them completely unknown living in the shadows of the city and learning English slowly. In a few hours during the night, we pasted Elmar, 20 years old who came from Azerbaijan, on the floor of Flat Iron Plaza in New York City. The image was 150 feet high. People walked on him all day and no one really noticed him. Today he is on the cover of the NYtimes magazine that comes out this Sunday on paper while everyone else is in the shadow. Thank you to Kathy Ryan, Jake Silverstein, Christine Walsh and all the team at NYT Magazine and our incredible crew of volunteers who came to help and make this possible! (JR’s Website)
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