Groundbreaking work by the world-renowned artist, TED Prize winner, Oscar nominee, and one of Time's 100 most influential people of 2018
A look inside one of JR's deeply compelling art projects: In 2018, contemporary art superstar JR brought his legendary photo truck to San Francisco to try and capture the essence of the city in words and images. More than 1,000 citizens posed for his camera and told their stories, and JR compiled their portraits into an astounding photographic mural, a portrait of the city that is installed at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
JR is a celebrated artist whose oversize black-and-white portraits adorn walls, streets, and rooftops around the world.
The Chronicles of San Francisco features all the individual portraits and selected stories alongside behind-the-scenes photos, a foreword by Neal Benezra, and an introduction by JR.
"JR's colossal photographic mural, The Chronicles of San Francisco, is an exuberant celebration of democracy in an age when it could not be more needed or welcome... Humanity, in all its lovely messiness, is palpable." –Armistead Maupin, author of Tales of the City
Includes a 7 x 98 inch removable poster of the the entire mural
Makes a great gift or treasured keepsake for JR's legions of fans and anyone who loves or lives in San Francisco
About the Author
JR is a celebrated artist whose oversize black-and-white portraits adorn walls, streets, and rooftops around the world. He lives in Paris and New York.
Neal Benezra is the Helen and Charles Schwab director of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.