Major JR Exhibition Is Coming to the Brooklyn Museum; “The Chronicles of New York City”

The Brooklyn Museum Announces the First Major North American Exhibition of Works by French Street Artist JR

Brooklyn Falls for France this autumn as photographer and Street Artist JR comes to the Brooklyn Museum as part of a cultural season organized by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and FACE Foundation. In a cultural exchange of sorts, BSA is also going to be in Bayonne, France October as part of Points de Vue.

The Chronicles of New York City, a massive new work from JR promises to be one of his most iconic projects as the Brooklyn Museum debuts the first major North American exhibition of works by the French artist. The new mural will cover 20,000 square feet of the Museum’s Great Hall, featuring more than 1,000 people photographed and interviewed in New York last summer.

JR. Manhattan, NYC. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Many Street Art fans will be familiar with a number of the artist’s iconic Street Art/photography works that feature every day and specially chosen people from the neighborhood in which they are plastered; from his early photographic projects in Paris like Expo 2 Rue (2001-4) featuring graffiti artists, Portrait of a Generation (2004-6) featuring young people from Les Bosquetsin the  Parisian suburbs, to Women Are Heroes (2008-9, Inside Out (2011-ongoing The Wrinkles of the City (2008-15, and newer projects like and The Gun Chronicles: A Story of America (2018). Many New Yorkers will also remember Portrait of a Generation. Face 2 Face (2007) – which featured images of Israelis and Palestinians pasted on both sides of the separation wall

JR. Manhattan, NYC. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Curated by Sharon Matt Atkins, Director of Exhibitions and Strategic Initiatives, and Drew Sawyer, a curator of photography, the show is unprecedented in representing the scale and reach of the artist and promises to be a highlight in a city known for grand gestures. Today we feature a number of images taken by photographer Jaime Rojo of JR’s work on the street over the years.

JR: Chronicles will be on view at The Brooklyn Museum from October 4, 2019, through May 3, 2020.

JR. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
JR. Times Square, NYC. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
JR. Manhattan, NYC. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
JR. Manhattan, NYC. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
JR. Atlanta, Georgia. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
JR. Venice Beach, CA. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
JR. The Bronx, NYC. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
JR. Chelsea, NYC. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
JR. SOHO, NYC. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
JR. Chelsea, NYC. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
JR. Lincoln Center, NYC. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
JR. High Line Park, NYC. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
JR. Houston/Bowery Wall, NYC. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
JR (photo © Jaime Rojo)