Portrait of JR by Christopher Shay Christopher Shay
Workers finish pasting an image by Lucia Moholy on a facade in Vevey (Keystone/Laurent Gillieron). Keystone
Man Ray in Vevey (images.ch)
Volunteers transport the 1,800 square metres of waterproof posters used to cover roofs in the slums of Kibera, Kenya, for the Woman are Heroes project (jr-art.net)
Aerial view of the Woman Are Heroes project in Kibera, Kenya, (jr-art.net)
Cairo's Imâm Ash-Shâfi`î mosque as seen in Vevey. (images.ch)
Robert Capa's photo from the Battle of Leipzig as seen in Vevey. (images.ch)
John Phillips's photo of workers on a derelict factory in Vevey. (images.ch)
The Face 2 Face project - three years on. (jr-art.net)
Gilles Carron's photo of anti-Catholic demonstrations as seen in Vevey. (images.ch)
Photo by Sebastiao Salgado in Vevey. (images.ch)
Robert Capa's photo of the Omaha Beach landing during the Second World War as seen in Vevey (Keystone/Laurent Gillieron)
Collage Los Angeles, (jr-art.net)
Train wagon in Vevey - departure for the front by Robert Capa. (images.ch)
San Diego photo by Geoff Hargadon
Mario Giacomelli photo of priests on the St Claire Church in Vevey (Keystone/Laurent Gillieron).
Cleaning up in Paris, (jr-art.net)
Star guerilla artist takes to the Vevey streets.
This content was published on September 6, 2010 - 15:56
French artist JR has just completed his Unframed project in the Swiss city of Vevey. He was given "carte blanche" by the city and Lausanne's Musée d'Elysée to use it extensive collection of iconic images. JR's work involves reworking images, blowing them up into huge posters and plastering them on carefully selected urban sites.