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Migrant USA/Mexico - Limited Edition Skateboard by JR

Migrant USA/Mexico - Limited Edition Skateboard by JR




Edition of 500

Authorised by JR

Handmade transfer, stencil and hand-painted acrylic on a skateboard deck

Size: 79 X 21 cm

Includes an official JR stamp on the artwork and on the certificate of authenticity

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In September 2012, the French artist JR installed a monumental photograph of a curious toddler overlooking the border fence between Mexico and the U.S. Recently, on the last day of that installation, JR launched another site-specific project: an international picnic, with hundreds of people sharing a meal across the fence. JR took a photo of the eyes of a “Dreamer,” one of the young undocumented immigrants who falls under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Then he turned the photo into a surface that visitors could eat off: one eye was on a table in Tecate, on the Mexican side of the border, while the other eye was on a tarp in Tecate, Calif.

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