A gallery of JR mania: The artist takes Manhattan

Originally posted on TED Blog:

Artist JR's phototruck is parked in Times Square, New York City, through May 10 for a project he calls "Art vs. Advertising." Photo: http://instagram.com/newyorkermag

Artist JR’s Inside Out photo truck is parked in Times Square in New York City through May 10 for a project he calls «Art vs. Advertising.» Photo: Instagram.com/newyorkermag

TED Prize winner JR rolled into New York this weekend for the premiere of his documentary, INSIDE OUT: The People’s Art Project, at the Tribeca Film Festival. But that was far from the renegade artist’s only stop.

[ted_talkteaser id=1085]With a photobooth truck in tow, he performed actions in Red Hook and the Rockaways, two areas hit hard by Hurricane Sandy in the fall. Now, JR is parking the truck in Times Square for a full two weeks, through May 10. Oh, and did I mention that he’s also taking over the Instagram account @newyorkermag for seven days to post some of the best images he captures through it all?

This has been an exceptionally busy time for JR. In addition to…

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