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This artist is transforming Rio with larger-than-life Olympic installations

When it comes to art installations, this gets the gold.


AJ Dellinger


Posted on Aug 5, 2016   Updated on May 26, 2021, 8:08 am CDT

There is no event for art installations at the Olympics, but if there were, French artist JR would definitely be going home with the gold. 

Utilizing metal scaffolding and semitransparent, monochromatic material, JR was able to create massive installations dedicated to the athletes who will be competing in Brazil during the 2016 Olympics.

The artist is still in Brazil, working on additional pieces that will also aim to capture the spirit of the Games and its host city.

H/T Designboom

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*First Published: Aug 5, 2016, 8:03 am CDT