Dimensions : 70 x 100 cm // 27,5 x 39,5 inches approx.
Technic : 14 colors lithograph printed on Marinoni machine
?Paper : White paper BFK Rives - 270 grammes
Numbered /180 on the left side corner
Signed by JR on the right side corner
Almost 10 years later, we are glad to revisit one of JR’s iconic project Women are Heroes.
In order to pay tribute to those who play an essential role in society but who are the primary victims of war, crime, rape and political or religious fanaticism, JR pasted huge photos of the faces and eyes of local women all over the outside of the favela, suddenly giving a female gaze to both the hill and the favela.
“It’s a project made of bric-a-brac, like the favela itself. We had to adapt to this world where the roofs of houses are made of plastic and children’s revolvers are made of steel. We managed to get by in spite of the steep streets, the unsteady houses, the unpredictable electric cables and the exchanges of gunshots where the bullets sometimes go through several houses at once”, says JR.
JR quotes a teenager from the neighborhood: "With a bullet, you touch a man, with a photo, you can touch a hundred.”