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Artist plasters Panthéon with 4,000 selfies

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Artist plasters Panthéon with 4,000 selfies
The exhibition comprises around 4,000 selfies of ordinary people as a representation of diversity. Photo: Parisian News/YouTube

In a mammoth art project, a French artist has decorated one of Paris’s most famous monuments with a collage of thousands of life-size selfies. Take a look inside.

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Entitled ‘Au Panthéon!’, the exhibition, which opened up to the public on Wednesday, is located in the famous Panthéon monument in the capital's 5th arrondissement.

Described on the exhibition website as the “ultimate selfie experiment”, the exhibition comprises around 4,000 selfies of ordinary people as a representation of the diversity of the contemporary world.

The photos, which were taken through the use of mobile phones and a photo truck outside nine French national monuments in March, were collected by contemporary artist JR who was commissioned to decorate the façade of the monument during a decade-long restoration project.

In a video interview with Parisian News, the artist said: “The Centre of National Monuments in France approached me because they didn’t want any advertising on this monument and they wanted to let an artist take over.”

See the full interview below courtesy of Parisian News TV:

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