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Close-up Photos of JR’s Epic Building Takeover in New York Times Square

Alright, we’re here in Times Square, New York City, and here they are … lots more fresh photos, including close-ups, of the massive, epic street art building-takeover and billboard by French artist JR. The the giant-eye billboard artwork is the crowning touch on a project that’s been in the works the past few weeks. The images of people faces on the building itself has been a work in progress in since early May, when the artist set up a photo-booth and studio truck in Times Square and then pasted images of volunteer models on the sidewalk and building nearby. The giant eye on the billboard can be seen from quite far away, as photos below and in our previous post show.

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Breaking This Hour … JR Has Just Unveiled Massive Eye Artwork on Times Square Billboard in NYC

French street artist JR he has put the finishing touches on and unveiled another massive eye image, part of the Inside Out Project, on a billboard atop a building in Times Square. Pictures below. JR has been taking photos of people and pasting these to the sidewalk and around a building there for the past few weeks. We’re heading over to Times Square on our bike now to take close-up pictures. We’ll be live-blogging from Times Square and posting more photos in a few minutes.

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