To mark the 30th anniversary of the Louvre Pyramid, JR has created a collaborative work on Napoléon’s court scale. Three years after having made the Pyramid disappear, he reveals it in a new light by making a gigantic collage, thanks to the help of 400 volunteers!
Each day, hundreds of volunteers came to help cut and paste the 2,000 strips of paper, making the artist’s largest collage to date.
Images, like life, are ephemeral. The work, once pasted, lives by itself. The sun dries the light glue, and each step takes off a fragile piece of paper. The process involves the participation of volunteers, visitors, and souvenir hunters. This project also talks about presence and absence, reality and memory, momentary.