Internationally known, world famous street artist and activist JR (interviewed) spent a good part of a day hanging out in Little Italy working on his latest cliff hanger. This latest wall, one of his more modest works, is a sprawling 7 stories, and appears to be making a statement about global economics and its uncertainty. Depicting a man holding on by just the tips of his fingers, this is just one of many works we expect to be seeing from the French artist while he is in New York on the heels of his new book launch, titled Can art change the world?. If you are a fan of JR, taking a look at this piece is definitely worth the trip. It’s nestled quietly in Lower Manhattan, a 1/2 block south of the Spring and Lafayette 6 train.

Words and Photos: Manuel Bello.
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