THE WRINKLES OF THE CITY, LOS ANGELES BY JR

The street artist named JR is one of the most iconic names in street art, photography, and even contemporary art after winning the TED Prize for $100,000 for being an exceptional person.

I was familiar with JR’s work for quite some time before he won the award and used it to begin his project focusing on the wrinkles of Los Angeles, but I didn’t expect the work to be as important to the city as it was. Living downtown, I see it walking to my favorite bar or getting on the freeway. The series is now iconic in this town, and what he has to say about it proves why.

This is one passionate artist.