JR's 'Inside Out' graces the floors and walls of Paris' Pantheon
Faces of today, combined with the art of the past
Officially opening today, JR's unique project adorns the historic Neoclassical building — home to some of France's greatest icons — with portraits of ordinary people taken between February and March. The French government commissioned the photographer/street artist to create a mosaic for the temporary redesign.
"Those resting here risked their lives. The great men of tomorrow are perhaps among these portraits," JR stated.
The result is a juxtaposition between the iconic building and the 4,160 anonymous citizens it now holds, covering the exterior dome, as well as the inside walkways with black-and-white portraits.