JR has done it again. The French artist, who recently announced two new exhibitions in London and New York, has dropped a massive work of public art right in the middle of Paris.
By covering over Place du Trocadéro, one of the most popular vantage points from which to view the Eiffel Tower, JR has created an optical illusion linking Trocadéro to the Eiffel Tower, which sits on the other side of the River Seine. The vision is of two enormous cliffs on either side of a busy street far down below that leads straight to the monument. It will be up for a month, creating a marvelous new location for photographs. But get there quick, because the paper artwork will be subject to quite a lot of foot traffic.
JR did something similar in 2019 to the Louvre pyramids, which he deepened and surrounded by rocky glaciers in another example of anamorphosis.