Renowned for his commentary on social issues through large-scale photographs, French visual artist JR showcases his latest project in Tecate, Mexico — a U.S.-Mexico border town — in light of President Donald Trump’s efforts to build a wall to protect the border.
The art piece shows “Kikito,” a young Mexican boy who is peeking over the Mexican side of the wall, which is visible from the American side, to essentially reflect the optimism and hope felt by many immigrants crossing into American territory.
According to Marc Azoulay, who runs JR’s New York studio, “Kikito” is the nickname of a 1-year-old Mexican boy named David Enrique who resides in a house by the border in Tecate.
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- Source: Truth Dig