The Louvre Disappeared Today

The Louvre (the massive museum in Paris and most selfie-taken spot in the world) was part of a pretty awesome magic trick on Wednesday.

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Louvre (Image Source: wsj)

The Louvre (the massive museum in Paris and most selfie-taken spot in the world) was part of a pretty awesome magic trick on Wednesday.

French artist, JR, seemingly made the glass pyramid that crowns the Louvre disappear by installing panels depicting the surrounding buildings so that it seamlessly blended in with it’s environment.

The resulting selfies and stills of the one-off installation are absolutely stunning.

The glass pyramid was originally designed by architect I.M. Pei. The contemporary design was rather controversial when it was first installed and the installation by JR follows this thread, purposefully. JR writes that he loves “people being destabilised and trying to find the point.”

Well done, JR. Well done.


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Sam Ferrante is a poet, editor, facilitator, and writer born on Long Island, college-fed in Western New York and Paris, and then poetically raised in Buffalo, NY; Ireland; and Australia. A former member of the Pure Ink Poetry team in Buffalo and a regular competitor in Dublin's Slam Sunday, Sam was a Co-Creative Producer at Melbourne-based Slamalamadingdong in addition to serving on the Melbourne Spoken Word Committee. Sam has been published in Ghost City Press, Blowing Raspberries, and The Dirty Thirty Anthology and has been featured at The Owl & Cat Session, La Mama Poetica, Girls on Key, and White Night 2016 among others. Her debut book of poetry, Pick Me Up, got rave reviews from her Mom. She is currently the Editor of CrowdInk.