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Photographer Makes Louvre Pyramid ‘Disappear’ with Huge Photo Illusion



Making an iconic landmark ‘disappear’ might seem like the purview of magicians, but it’s street artist and photographer JR who gets the glory this time around. Through clever use of massive photo prints, he managed to make the iconic Louvre Pyramid ‘disappear’ into the Museum behind it.

The stunt is JR’s new show “JR au Louvre,” a fantastic optical illusion created by pasting a massive photo print onto the surface of the pyramid so that, from the correct angle, it ‘disappears’ into the facade of the Musée du Louvre.

Sunrise @museelouvre … #workinprogress ? @davidg16er

A photo posted by JR (@jr) on

At work @museelouvre ? #Paris … Programme sur le site du Louvre #JRauLouvre

A photo posted by JR (@jr) on

The in-progress images above show the installation going up over the past couple of weeks. The final product was unveiled earlier today. Here it is, photographed from the right spot and posted to Instagram by JR just 7 hours ago:

And so the Pyramid disappear … @museelouvre #Paris (until 28th of June) –

A photo posted by JR (@jr) on

(via Laughing Squid)