JR & Liu Bolin: Trading Places
This article was posted by Martha Cooper 1 Year, 2 months, 5 days, 3 hours, 37 minutes ago.
JR and Liu Bolin pulled off a complex collaboration today at 11 Spring Street. This same building, just before a total renovation, was the site of a massive street art extravaganza organized by Marc and Sara Schiller of Wooster Collective in 2006.
Liu Bolin aka The Invisible Man usually has himself painted head to toe to blend in with his surroundings. Today, however, Bolin directed his assistants to paint JR into a background of a wheat pasted photo. The photo was one JR had taken earlier of Bolin. The disappearing act took place in full view of hundreds of fans, photographers and passersby amidst the sunny, springlike streets of Soho.
For more of Liu Bolin’s work, check out Eli Klein Fine Art at 462 West Broadway.
© Martha Cooper & 12ozProphet - Sunday March 18, 2012