JR, ‘I Fix My Head II’, 2014, Forum Auctions
JR, ‘I Fix My Head II’, 2014, Forum Auctions

Signed by the artists, dated by JR, numbered from the edition of 99 in pencil, printed by Idem, Paris, with their blindstamp, 1026 x 690 mm (40⅜ x 27⅛ in) (unframed)

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About JR

A semi-anonymous street artist of international renown, JR plasters giant, monochrome photographs of faces in urban centers—on rooftops and walls, in church windows, and along the sides of buses. Calling the street his gallery and “using art to turn the world inside out,” JR delivers a message of social action, telling the stories of the marginalized or voiceless. “Portrait d’une Generation” (2004-06) featured images of young African immigrants hamming for the camera, plastered in the Paris suburbs in the aftermath of major rioting; for his project “Face 2 Face” (2005-07), JR pasted huge images of similarly jovial Jews and Palestinians along the border marking disputed areas between Israel and Palestine. JR describes his practice as a continuation of the “tagging” he did as a young graffiti artist: “I’m tagging faces of persons,” he says. “They are the ones responsible for their image. When the people react to the project, it becomes their project.”

French, b. 1983

Exhibition Highlights

2015
London,
2014
Magda Danysz Gallery, 
Shanghai, China,
Close Up
2010
Magda Danysz Gallery, 
Shanghai,
Wrinkles of the City

Solo Shows

2015
London,
2014
Magda Danysz Gallery, 
Shanghai, China,
Close Up
2010
Magda Danysz Gallery, 
Shanghai,
Wrinkles of the City
2010
Magda Danysz Gallery, 
Shanghai, China,
Wrinkles of the City

Group Shows

2017
Magda Danysz Gallery, 
Shanghai,
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About David Lynch

Considered among the top living American filmmakers, David Lynch is revered for his singular, mind-bending vision of reality that both entrances and disturbs viewers. Among his best-known feature-length films are Eraserhead (1977); The Elephant Man (1980), a critical and commercial success that launched his career; and Blue Velvet (1986). His famed television series, the surrealistic murder mystery Twin Peaks (1990–91), has been credited with redefining the possibilities of the medium. Lynch is also a painter, singer-songwriter, and avid practitioner of and advocate for transcendental meditation. His work is lush, dark, and often shot through with violence. Describing his creative process, he once said: “I used to go to well-lit diners, because in a well-lit diner I could sit and think and daydream and I could go to dark places knowing that I could surface in a well-lit, safe place.”

American, b. 1946, Missoula, Montana, based in Los Angeles, California

Group Shows