JR – GIANTS, High jump in Rio *SOLD*

In his ongoing Giants series, JR takes over buildings and monuments worldwide with enormous black and white portraits. The project began in Rio de Janeiro during the 2016 Olympics – championing determined world-class athletes who didn’t quite make the cut. Mohammed, a Sudanese high-jumper, took his place on the roof of a foreclosed apartment building overlooking the ocean.

A first-of-its-kind sculpture archives the moment at a domestic scale. The figure, printed on acrylic, can be affixed to a scaffold made from welded steel rods and displayed in isolation, or placed on top of a bespoke plinth which doubles up as an edition box.

JR - GIANTS, High jump in Rio - 2023 SOLD OUT

JR - GIANTS, High jump in Rio - 2023
Medium: Two-layer UV flatbed print on laser cut, hand-sanded 5mm frosted acrylic; welded steel rods on a laser cut steel base with a transparent powder coating; UV flatbed printed MDF box with metal hardware.

Size: Sculpture without box  - 49 x 38.2 x 12.4 cm
Sculpture on box - 55.1 x 98.6 x 20.2 cm

Edition of 30
Artist signature and edition number engraved on underside of steel base.
Price: € 6,667 

This JR sculpture will be available on September 21st at 2pm (BST) from Avant Arte.