There is an artist, a photographer really, called J.R. who has never identified himself except with those initials. A quote about him: He has described himself as a “photograffeur”, he flyposts large black-and-white photographic images in public locations in a manner which is similar to the appropriation of the built environment by the graffiti artist. He states that the street is “the largest art gallery in the world.” He started out on the streets of Paris. There was a recent display of some of his work here in Paris.
This photo was sliced into strips which were each place on a step. You could only see the whole thing from a distance. There was another photo showing the same thing a few months later and it was slowly fading and tearing. He doesn’t do them to last. Rain and weather slowly make them disappear.