Last week, AM attended the New York City Ballet (NYCB) to catch the premiere of the next exhibition in their artist series, this time featuring JR. The French “photograffeur” took the opportunity to transform the Lincoln Center with his imagery both inside and out. Utilizing numerous photo sessions with NYCB’s dancers, JR was able to add a new wrinkle to the storied performance troupe’s performances.
First, JR wheatpasted the large glass front facade of the building with the graceful feet of the ballet. Once inside, an exhibition of his fine art photo transfers on wood were displayed consisting of dance compositions with the performers. Finally the upper lobby of the theater featured a giant eye installation formed with photos of members of the distinguished ballet troupe (we’ll have a more detailed look at this next).
Discuss JR here.