During my 2010 Windgate Fellowship I was stranded on my way to Stage de Forge because of the French grève (strike) and to my delight I found this lovely brass statue of a matador.
JR’s work is poignant using images to help people see each other and to address social concerns. The piece of his that I am most impressed with involves people in Israel and Palestine. He took pictures of Israelis and Palestinians doing the same jobs then pasted gigantic portraits of them side by side on both sides of the wall. Can you tell who the Palestinian is and who the Israeli is? That is the point, you cannot.
To read more about JR go to ted.com