His art is on display around the world, but nobody knows his real name. Hidden behind sunglasses and a hat, French artist “JR” has created giant displays of Olympic athletes that are scattered across Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. JR is part of the Olympics’ artists-in-residence program, and says he hopes his work creates a conversation about unity and hope at the Rio Games.
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Meet ‘JR,’ The ‘Semi-Anonymous’ Street Artist Behind Rio’s Massive Art Project | TODAY