Liu Bolin x JR Collaborate in NYC
Liu Bolin and JR, two amazing artists whose work involves portraiture, photography, issues of visibility and street installation, teamed up for a collaborative mural at the corner of Elizabeth & Spring Streets in New York City. Martha Cooper writes:
Liu Bolin aka The Invisible Man usually has himself painted head to toe to blend in with his surroundings. Today, however, Bolin directed his assistants to paint JR into a background of a wheat pasted photo. The photo was one JR had taken earlier of Bolin. The disappearing act took place in full view of hundreds of fans, photographers and passersby amidst the sunny, springlike streets of Soho.
For more of Liu Bolin’s work, check out Eli Klein Fine Art at 462 West Broadway.
Photos via Gaeng1982 and Sabeth718. Animated gif by me.
Have you seen the drank driving campaign that ripped his concept? It’s ultra creepy because it basically has a bunch of cops all hidden in the backgrounds waiting for some drunk guys to get in a car so they can pull them over. I found it pretty ironic considering some of the messages this guy conveys in his art.