Paris: Street artist makes the Louvre pyramid disappear

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Paris: Street artist makes the Louvre pyramid disappear
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Street artist JR has apparently made the famed pyramid vanish from the top of the Louvre museum in Paris.


If you're strolling through the 1st arrondissement of Paris today, you might be surprised at what you don't see at the Louvre. 
French artist JR has spent the past few weeks covering the famed glass pyramid with paper sheets, which when put together will replicate the Louvre's historic palace that stands behind it.
In other words, if you're standing in the exact right spot, you'll notice that the pyramid itself has "disappeared". 
"The Pyramid is one of the most photographed French monuments," the 33-year-old artist said. 
"I am re-directing its energy, because people are going to have to move around it. They are going to look for the best angle to get the full impact of the anamorphic image, and really make the Pyramid disappear."
And the finished product, which was completed on Wednesday, looks pretty impressive. 

A photo posted by JR (@jr) on May 17, 2016 at 10:14am PDT


A photo posted by JR (@jr) on May 18, 2016 at 4:32am PDT

The project has taken a few weeks:

A photo posted by JR (@jr) on May 22, 2016 at 7:57am PDT

Check it out in the first arrondissement today.

A photo posted by JR (@jr) on May 24, 2016 at 6:15am PDT




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