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Artist JR hides the Louvre Pyramid

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05-27-2016 01:02 BJT

Art and illusion collide, as the French artist JR makes the Louvre’s glass pyramid in Paris appear to disappear.

The 33-year-old artist was invited by the famed art museum, Musee Du Louvre, to create a monumental optical illusion. With paper sheets covering the entire structure, JR’s collage perfectly aligns to the architectural backdrop when viewed from a certain vantage point, completely concealing the glass pyramid from view.

It is called an “anamorphic” image and will be visible, or rather invisible, until June 28.

The 33-year-old artist was invited by the famed art museum, Musee Du Louvre, to create a monumental optical illusion.

The 33-year-old artist was invited by the famed art museum, Musee Du Louvre, to create a monumental optical illusion.

Artist JR hides the Louvre Pyramid

Art and illusion collide, as the French artist JR makes the Louvre's glass pyramid in Paris appear to disappear!

The 33-year-old artist was invited by the famed art museum, Musee Du Louvre, to create a monumental optical illusion.

The 33-year-old artist was invited by the famed art museum, Musee Du Louvre, to create a monumental optical illusion.

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