JR’s prize-winning street art around the world

If you’re traveling anywhere in the world, keep your eyes open for giant works of art plastered on the sides of buildings. It could be another masterpiece of the mysterious French street artist/photographer known as JR.

This week JR won the TED prize. If you, like me, don’t know what the TED prize is, it’s an annual award given by TED (Technology Entertainment and Design). The group gives $100,000 to someone they think has changed the world and will continue to do so. JR’s world-changing art has been on display all over the globe—everywhere from Brazil to Kenya to Israel to Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin and many more.

Have you ever seen it? I don’t know if I have. I don’t know if I’d heard of JR before today. I hope to see some of his works some day during my travels. I love great street art, especially the large, bold eye-opening kind. And when there’s some kind of good message in there, explicit or implicit, all the better.

JR's is particularly amazing.

This is my favorite.

And this one.

Here, check out the whole gallery.

Now let's go out and travel and see some of his handiwork first-hand.

Photo: yoyolabellut via Flickr (CC license)

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