Just before the end of the year, I was leaving work and walking toward Alexanderplatz when I saw a significant face on the wall of a building in ruins. When I realized I was looking at another work by JR in Berlin, I felt compelled to photograph what I saw and put on my Flickr.
If you don’t know JR’s work, we must tell you that he owns the biggest art gallery in the world. And he acknowledges that because his art is exhibited freely in the streets of cities all across the globe. We even took part in one of his street projects in 2021.
He does it to catch the eye and the attention of people who are not typical museum visitors. His work is there for all to see.
I have seen other pieces from him around town, but this one was the biggest I ever saw. After a short Google search, I realized that all these artworks happened in March last year on a project called The Wrinkles of the City, and you can see more photos in the link below.
Because most of those pieces don’t survive well outside, they are either damaged or completely gone. Like the big one above that existed in a block of buildings torn down a little after this picture was taken. Too bad for Berlin and for us.