The remarkable Ted Prize-winning French street artist and photographer JR employed his talent for socially relevant large scale installations to create a massive trompe-l’œil piece underneath the Eiffel Tower in Paris. This incredible anamorphic optical illusion appears to reveal the terrain hidden underneath the iconic sculpture when view from a specific angle.
With his new installation located on the Parvis des Droits de l’Homme in Paris, JR continues his reflection on architecture and excavation of iconic monuments, imagining a trompe l’oeil revealing a street below a large precipice topped by the Eiffel Tower.
As was the case for his projects at the Louvre and at the Palazzo Strozzi, JR used the anamorphosis technique, which allows an image to be fully revealed from a specific point of view. JR once again leaves it up to the viewers to make their own interpretation of the project.