JR La Pyramide

SKATEROOM

JR La Pyramide

In 2016, JR was invited to the Musée du Louvre. For the event, the artist announced he would make the museum’s famous glass Pyramid disappear. To achieve the feat, JR completely covered the structure with historical photographs pre-dating its construction. What resulted was a surprising anamorphosis: the museum’s forgotten former entrance bursting forth into the present and reclaiming its former glory. In doing so, JR revives the past and evokes the polemic that once surrounded the Pyramid’s construction – inadvertently, we are left to wonder whether we attach meaning to the wrong things, or simply are too quick to forget.

 

LA PYRAMIDE, 19 JUIN 2016, 21H23 © PYRAMIDE, ARCHITECTE I. M. PEI, MUSÉE DU LOUVRE, PARIS, FRANCE, 2016

EDITION OF 350
PRODUCED AND NUMBERED BY THE SKATEROOM IN 2019
STUDIO STAMPED COA BY THE ARTIST

SET OF 3 SKATEBOARDS
EACH DECK MEASURES APPROX. 31X8IN (80X20CM)

MADE OF 7 PLY GRADE A CANADIAN MAPLE WOOD
TOP-PRINT INCLUDES PRINTED SIGNATURE OF THE ARTIST
2 WALL MOUNTS INCLUDED PER DECK

Country of Origin
Canada

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