A Paris icon has vanished.
Under the hand of sly street artist JR, the Louvre’s Pyramid is now covered in a black-and-white image of the historic building. From a specific spot in the museum’s courtyard, it appears as if the huge glass pyramid at the heart of the courtyard has disappeared.
The French artist has transformed buildings and neighborhoods around the world with his wheat-pastings, turning streets into giant collages. In 2009, he covered the Kibera slum in Nairobi with portraits of its women residents.
The pyramid will remain covered for a month, culminating with JR taking over the museum for 24 hours.