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French street artist JR inaugurates new public artwork at Louvre in Paris

Artist intends to transform famous the Pyramid into monumental optical illusion with 'a surprising anamorphic image'

French street artist JR inaugurates new public artwork at Louvre in Paris
A picture taken on May 24, 2016 in Paris shows employees at work to cover the Louvre Pyramid with a giant photograph of the museum by French artist and photographer JR. Invited by the Louvre, the artist intends to transform one of the Louvres symbols, the Pyramid, into a monumental optical illusion with 'a surprising anamorphic image', according to the museum. (Joel Saget/AFP/Getty Images)
French street artist JR inaugurates new public artwork at Louvre in Paris
A picture taken on May 24, 2016 in Paris shows an employee at work to cover the Louvre Pyramid with a giant photograph of the museum by French artist and photographer JR. Invited by the Louvre, the artist intends to transform one of the Louvres symbols, the Pyramid, into a monumental optical illusion with 'a surprising anamorphic image', according to the museum. (Joel Saget/AFP/Getty Images)
French street artist JR inaugurates new public artwork at Louvre in Paris
A picture taken on May 24, 2016 in Paris shows employees at work to cover the Louvre Pyramid with a giant photograph of the museum by French artist and photographer JR. Invited by the Louvre, the artist intends to transform one of the Louvres symbols, the Pyramid, into a monumental optical illusion with 'a surprising anamorphic image', according to the museum. (Joel Saget/AFP/Getty Images)
French street artist JR inaugurates new public artwork at Louvre in Paris
A picture taken on May 24, 2016 in Paris shows employees at work to cover the Louvre Pyramid with a giant photograph of the museum by French artist and photographer JR. Invited by the Louvre, the artist intends to transform one of the Louvres symbols, the Pyramid, into a monumental optical illusion with 'a surprising anamorphic image', according to the museum. (Joel Saget/AFP/Getty Images)
French street artist JR inaugurates new public artwork at Louvre in Paris
A picture taken on May 24, 2016 in Paris shows employees at work to cover the Louvre Pyramid with a giant photograph of the museum by French artist and photographer JR. Invited by the Louvre, the artist intends to transform one of the Louvres symbols, the Pyramid, into a monumental optical illusion with 'a surprising anamorphic image', according to the museum. (Joel Saget/AFP/Getty Images)
French street artist JR inaugurates new public artwork at Louvre in Paris
A picture taken on May 24, 2016 in Paris shows employees at work to cover the Louvre Pyramid with a giant photograph of the museum by French artist and photographer JR. Invited by the Louvre, the artist intends to transform one of the Louvres symbols, the Pyramid, into a monumental optical illusion with 'a surprising anamorphic image', according to the museum. (Joel Saget/AFP/Getty Images)