JR (1983)

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The committed and poetic urban art created by JR work is in some ways similar to that of Banksy. Born in Paris in 1983, Jean René (his real name) was introduced to graffiti at the age of 17, then turned to photography. He is known today for his monumental black & white portraits, presented as giant collages in cities around the world.

Her career was launched by this exhibition Face2face on the Israeli-Palestinian separation wall (2007), then by Women are heroes (2007-2009). In 2011, he won the TED prize and joined the Emmanuel Perrotin gallery. In 2020, he got his first six-figure auction result 28 Millimètres, Women Are Heroes, Delivery in Monrovia on corrugated metal, Liberia ($110,000, Artcurial).

Artworks up for public auction

There are no artworks by JR currently listed in upcoming public auctions


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This summer Artprice will be presenting the future stars of the art market in the form of a weekly ranking of the thirty top-selling artists aged under 30 in each artistic medium: this week we focus on photography.