2023. Edition of 250
39” x 27.6” (100 x 70 cm)
20-color lithograph printed on Marinoni machine
White paper BFK Rives - 300gsm
Numbered out of 250 on the left side corner
Signed by JR on the right side corner (stamp and lead)
At the Port of Le Havre, JR concluded his Women Are Heroes project in 2014. On the Maggelan, a container ship, he pasted a woman’s eyes that traveled around the world. JR regularly returns to the Port of Le Havre with ballerinas who dance in the space.
By confronting the delicate movement of a ballerina against the hard, industrial backdrop of the containers, JR creates a dialogue between two worlds that, at first glance, seem diametrically opposed. Ballerina in Containers, On the edge, Le Havre, France, 2023 draws a connection between the fine, precise movements in ballet and the repetitive, automatic gestures of the shipping world.