Residente Joins French Muralist JR in Brooklyn to Create an Immigration Art Installation

Lead Photo: Courtesy of Residente.
Courtesy of Residente.
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After installing a massive photo on a wall on the US-Mexico border and making a strong statement about immigration, French artist JR has teamed up with René Pérez, aka Residente, for another striking project.

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Back at it 👊🏼with my brother @residente

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On Tuesday, both JR and Residente posted images of a new photo installment on their respective Instagram accounts. JR simply stated that he was “back at it ?? with my brother @residente.” The socially conscious rapper, however, offered a bit more clarity.

“Here working with @jr,” he wrote, letting his followers know that the mural is located in Bushwick. “One of the thousands of Syrians crossing borders. At the same time receiving my ‘fear of heights’ therapy. Thanks to @jr & @marc ‘s team. Work in progress.”

Though they shared incomplete photos of the installation, there’s no doubt the piece will be impactful. “People will always migrate,” JR told The New York Times after his US-Mexico border piece. “When we built walls, people built tunnels. When we closed places, they went by the water. The history of humanity is the story of people migrating.”