Artist JR Creates A ‘Canyon’ Illusion Below The Eiffel Tower In Paris
Artist Jean Rene, also known as JR, has created the illusion of a canyon beneath the Eiffel Tower. The installment, which depicts the famous French landmark teetering over a gorge, will stay for a month.
The work has been on site since May 17. The black and white photo collage is located on part of the Esplanade du Trocadero in Paris, opposite the Eiffel Tower.
JR, 38, has become known for his large-scale photo collages. His last illusion piece made the Louvre pyramid seem like it was rising up out of the ground.
The most recent art installation comes as the “City of Light” prepares to open up to tourists again. Tickets to see one of the world’s most famous landmarks have been available since June 1. While visitors were expected to make their way back to Paris in December, the pandemic delayed such plans. The city will now attempt a reopening on July 16.