200 Clarendon Artwork
JR artwork on 200 Clarendon Street
On the afternoon on September 22nd, 2015 a strange art appeared on the side of .200 Clarendon (formerly the Hancock Tower), a few days later, Boston Properties, the property owner, revealed on Twitter that it's a piece by French street artist JR
Six Things About the Art Work
- This was s translucent painting on glass of the 200 Clarendon Tower spanning from the 44th to the 50th floors.
- The art was 150 feet wide and 86 feet tall
- It took 3 days to successfully put up the artwork with the help of Pedro Alonzo, a Cambridge-based independent curator.
- The painting is based off a picture that JR took on his worldwide travels.
- According to the Press Release at the time, the reason for the art: "JR prefers for the artwork to emerge quietly, for the city to respond to the imagery."
- The painting was temporary and came down on April 20, 2016 - two days after the 120th running of the Boston Marathon.
View of the Artwork from the Southwest Corridor Park
October 19, 2015
Four things about the artist named JR
- JR is a French photographer and artist.
- His exact name and identity is hidden.
- In 2011, he did a Ted Talk on his goals as being an artist - "Turn the World inside out"
- Has 1.2 Million followers on Instagram 473,769 people follow on Facebook and 88.7 K followers on Twitter.