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JR's Global Street Art TED Wish: Your Face, Anywhere

The TED Wish of the street artist allows anyone to send in a portrait and receive a poster of themselves to post in a public space.

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Last week we watched as street artist JR came to Long Beach to accept his TED Prize, plastering Los Angeles with his Wrinkles of the City art project. Today, he received his TED Prize, along with $100,000 to implement his TED Wish: The Inside Out Project. The premise is simple: Upload a portrait of yourself, preferably making a goofy face like his other subjects. You'll get a poster of yourself back in the mail. Then paste the poster wherever you wish, hopefully on the exterior of a building in your neighborhood. The idea is simple, powerful, and global, just like JR's work.


Phantom Galleries LA in Long Beach has an installation about JR's TED Prize, which is open to the public on Thursday, March 3, from noon to 7:00 p.m. and Friday, March 4, from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at 170 N. Promenade, Long Beach, California, 90802. There are also a variety of other ways you can help, from donating studio space to collaborating on a photobooth project.

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