About three years ago I wrote about the National Gallery’s “Grand Tour” – which took works of art (replicated) out of the museum and placed them on the street – for my site Social Consumer. JR’s most recent outing follows suit, and takes the general idea to a much bigger level. Essentially, JR mined the collections of Musée de l’Elysée (where you can read the full mission of the project) and has transferred pieces to site specific installations in the town of Vevey, Switzerland.
The results are terrific – inventive placements and well chosen works of art – the type of street art meets institutional art I can really stand behind.
Some images, via The World’s Best Ever of JR’s Vevey take-over after the jump.