Jean De Loisy: JR Giants OG Rio
JR gained international fame at the age of 27 when he received the TED Award. His “Inside Out” project attracted over 200,000 people around the world. If JR’s work is as spectacular as it is prolific, it is in 2016, for the Olympic Games in Rio, that the artist will design “his craziest work” in his own words: Giants.
Perched on scaffolding, an athlete several stories high jumps over an abandoned building, while at the foot of Sugar Loaf Mountain, a swimmer scares passing boats and in Barra da Tijuca a diver prepares to challenge the largest cetaceans. JR revisits Swift and the show is at the height of the biggest sporting competition in the world.
A true book-object, published in partnership with the International Olympic Committee, this bound book has 400 color illustrations.