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Monday, 12 February 2018

JR Giants

I first saw these legs a couple of weeks ago and assumed they were part of London Lumiere. How wrong could I be! They are the legs of a high jumper (Mohamed Younes Idriss from Sudan) as photographed by a French street artist known as JR. The image has been displayed on laser cut cardboard outside a new gallery space on Sackville Street Mayfair.

The gallery, Lazinc, is displaying 'studio plans, drawings and prototypes used to realise JR's Giant series displayed during the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.' taken from the Gallery's press release.

















This is how it looked displayed over a building in Rio.

The other design on display was of the French swimmer Leonie Periault.


















I would love to have seen these 'Giants' in situ but at least I am grateful that I saw this exhibition and will look out for JR's work in the future.

29 comments:

  1. Amazing how these art is done, I like that!

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  2. I see you couldn't resist finding out more about those legs! Interesting.

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  3. Wow! Love these giants. :-)

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  4. Seeing the legs in the street must have been mind blowing for many. Great art.

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  5. Incredible! I'm glad that you were so curious that you researched for us all. Everyone else is in agreement...amazing.

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  6. I love it but don't understand it even though you explained it!

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  7. What a wonderful exhibition and great photos ~ what designs!

    Happy Week to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  8. Giants indeed. I would love to see the real thing, too.

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  9. my goodness, these are amazing. Thank you for sharing. Have a fabulous week. I am visiting you today from Our World Tuesday.

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  10. Wow, those are impressive.

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  11. Fantastic photos - just wish I could take better photos of moving objects. Great to have an exhibition of such things close to you,

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  12. Oh it is good to know the rest of the story -- I remember the legs from the last photo in your (wonderful) Lumiere posts and was curious. This artist really captures the grace and strength and beauty of these athletes. And my gosh -- incredible scale.

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  13. There are some seriously inventive and original artists around nowadays don't you think? The leg sculpture especially is just brilliant.

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  14. That looks almost scary ! Something worthwhile to see !

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  15. Can't say it is something I will be rushing to visit impressive as it is

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  16. I think I like the legs the best - looks like a sci fi movie

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  17. very interesting exhibition.

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  18. ...wonderful, artists help make our world more beautiful.

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  19. Astonishing! - how do people think of these things?

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  20. He's like a high jumping super hero.

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  21. Hard to overlook when the images are so huge! Artwise, I haven't made up my mind yet if I like it ...because it's so overpowering ...
    Thank you for sharing and coming by my blog:)

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  22. I´d say that is some interesting work of art :) Love it!

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  23. What great things! I love this kind of public art.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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