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JR's Wrinkles Of The City, Los Angeles (VIDEO)

First Posted: 01/18/12 02:06 PM ET Updated: 01/18/12 04:37 PM ET

JR is the world-famous street artist who brought to Los Angeles, the city of beauty and vanity, perhaps what it needs most: wrinkles.

Doing what he does in forgotten, low-income neighborhoods around the world, JR visited Los Angeles last year, photographed carefully chosen locals and plastered their black and white portraits in various locations in the city, with several near 3rd Street and Alameda in downtown. He was unexpectedly awarded the $100,000 2011 TED prize, and his work was a part of MOCA's "Art In The Streets" exhibit last year.

With his latest video (above), JR introduces us to the individuals and the stories behind the eyes, and the wrinkles, plastered around our city.

Here are some images of JR's street art in New York and London:

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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 30: Pictures composed by the French street artist JR are plastered to a wall as part of a community project called "Through A Mother's Eyes," which involves members of the economically distressed neighborhood of the bronx neighborhood Hunts Point in images taken by and of themselves on June 30, 2011 in New York City. JR, a recent TED prize winner, has staged similar projects around the world that look to transform high crime and impoverished neighborhoods into spaces for street art combined with the celebration of community. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)


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