Inside Out Project – Park Slope, Brooklyn

JR’s wish for the world following his winning of the $100,000 TED prize was to get communities involved in his art project, to change perceptions using art, photographs pasted into various public arenas – homes in the favelas of Brazil, roofs in the slums of Kibera.  It also came to Park Slope – Bergen Street.   Bringing together people who live and work in the neighborhood – stoops, long held in Brooklyn as a converging point – stoop sales, stoop freebies, where neighbors chatted, where you enjoyed a drink on a hot day, the well-manicured stoops suggesting care and buyers vs. sparse stoops suggesting renters, neighborhood character, physical make up – became street art.

A poster of a local business owner, Cabbad, from Syria, is pasted on the stoop of a Bergen Street residence in Park Slope, Brooklyn, as part of the Inside Out Project, a global art project developed by a Paris street artist known as JR.

Credit: Joshua Bright for The New York Times

Producing the prints at a studio in Manhattan.

Credit: Joshua Bright for The New York Times

NY Times: Familiar Faces, on a Larger-Than-Life Scale, Help Bring a Block Closer Together

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~ by drywoodburstingintoflame on May 21, 2011.

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