Just before the end of the year, I was leaving work and walking toward Alexanderplatz when I saw a huge 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 have to tell you that he owns the biggest art gallery in the world. And he owns that because his art is exhibit freely in the streets of cities all across the globe. 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 here 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 really well outside and they are either damaged or completely gone. Like the big one above that used to exist in a block of buildings that was tear down a little after this picture was taken. Too bad for us and for Berlin.