French artist JR was in New York City this week to celebrate the release of his documentary Inside Out: The People’s Art Project, which premiered this past weekend at the Tribeca Film Festival. Animal New York caught up with the brother in Times Square to ask a few questions about the film, the project and the mobile photo booth currently stationed in the busy neighborhood.
He maintains his dedication to the socially uplifting quality of his work by pointing out the difference between surrounding advertising and his person-to-person approach. He also noted that the mobile booth travelled to Far Rockaway, one of the areas most devastated by last year’s Hurricane Sandy, and plans to hit other neighborhoods in the city real soon! Fans interested in checking out JR’s film can peep the trailer in our recent Tribeca Film Fest guide.