This Rooftop Mural on Orchard Street is JR’s Latest

Posted on: June 27th, 2018 at 5:05 am by

Street artist JR has returned to the Lower East Side. Back on the same block that saw his Ellis Island treatment three years ago.

As part of his new “Horizontal” exhibit at the expansive Galerie Perrotin, his first solo show, the French-based artist skinned the rooftop of 130 Orchard Street with his trademark black-and-white treatment. The new mural is a closeup of an eye, and is only visible from the air.

“Horizontal” opens on Orchard Street tomorrow and runs through August 17.

You’ll recall that Perrotin previously brought JR to 130 Orchard Street in 2015 for a two-week residency to help plug his work on Ellis Island. The Frenchman had been commissioned to decorate the abandoned hospital complex with wheat-paste images derived directly from authentic immigrant photos.

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