Thursday, October 21, 2010

Gives Slums a Human Face

Award to Artist Who Gives Slums a Human Face

J R/Agence VU

In 2008 J R pasted giant portraits of women on houses in a dangerous area of Rio de Janeiro. He has created similar guerrilla art in Cambodia and Kenya and is at work on a project in Shanghai. More Photos »

It’s not common for important philanthropic prizes to go to people whose work involves criminal trespass and who make statements like the following: “You never know who’s part of the police and who’s not.”

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