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Streets: JR (Rio de Janeiro) – Part II

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After sharing a first look at the public art created in Rio de Janeiro by JR (interviewed) for the Olympics, we now have photos from the rest of the project. Like the first piece featuring a Sudanese athlete high jumping over a building, the other two installations also feature athletes that didn't make it to this year's Olympics - French triathlete Léonie Periault swimming and a Brazilian diver. He chose to photograph young athletes who may one day make it, people who are still “working hard for the passion of sport.” As one of the first artists-in-residence for this year's Summer Games, the French "photograffeur" took his art to the next level with a new technique involving scaffolding, his most expensive project to date. The three giant pieces can be seen in Flamengo, Botafogo and Barra da Tijuca. Discuss JR here.

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