Parisian street-art photographer JR has always worked on a large scale, but in his newest project, he’s standing on the shoulders of giants. For Unframed, he collaborated with the Musée de l’Elysée and Festival Images to decorate the facades of the Swiss city of Vevey with giant reproductions of famous images by such diverse photographers as Man Ray, Robert Capa, Lucia Moholy, and Sebastião Salgado. The result is a truly democratic (not to mention utterly breathtaking) project that thrusts established masterpieces into the world of 21st-century street art. See more images from Unframed after the jump.
[via Arrested Motion]