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JR born 22 February 1983 is a French photographer and artist whose identity is unconfirmed. His goal is to create something that the world will remember. On 20 October 2010, JR won the TED Prize for 2011.

This Ted video is simply a must see! Discover this symbolic art created by French artist JR. He is witty: “French people don’t get fat”, giving references about French culture “Champs Elysées”, Paris, street art / “art de rue”. This TED talk with French artist JR is inspirational and you’ll be blown away. Listen and enjoy his strong French accent, how he made it, starting in the streets of Paris doing graffiti, rebelling against art galleries, starting making posters exhibits in front of the City Hall of Paris / l’hôtel de ville to creating a global art project!

“The power of paper and glue” with his posters raised an existential question : can art change the world?

He uses a political art form, taking pictures of Israelis and Palestinians workers. Launching the biggest illegal art ever (“face to face” cf. picture) putting an Israeli cab driver poster next to a Palestinian peer cab driver. Using 20 thousand square feet of paper being helped by everyone. People couldn’t tell who was who, couldn’t distinguish the Israelis from the Palestinians. JR is a true breath of fresh air, he is full of hope. The Parisian Flair wanted to share his work. Another of his project: men would pay tribute to women by posting their pictures “women are heroes ” to point out the complicated circumstances of conflicts between the two genders. His goal, his motto is always linked to a cause. He has no corporate sponsors, “no responsibility to anyone expect for himself and the subjects”. Pasting in Los Angeles, covering the MOCA museum but they had to take it down because it could be viewed as advertising. The people told him “make our story travel with you”! That’s the goal. He started using other’s photographies such as  Man Ray‘s,very engaged posters against political reactions. For instance, he pasted in Southern Italy against the garbage mafia, a poster of individuals wearing masks to breathe.

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Credits: 28 Millimeters, Face2Face by Holy Tryptich, 2006

He hears about events through the media. For example, he learnt about what happened in Rio on T.V. when three students controlled by the army with no papers, were brought to an enemy favela and killed. He decided to go there by himself. He exhibits and his art work was torn apart. But he says: ” the art belongs to the people”. In the favelas he got a green light to exhibit. He then travelled everywhere, Soudan,Kenya, … People would ask, “what is the purpose of your project? “, “why in black and white, don’t you have colors in France”?

Check out this wonderful, engaged French artist’s website 

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Children of Paradise

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A  1945 French Classic: the story of  Garance, a beautiful French courtesan French director François Truffaut once said: “‘I would give up all my films to have directed Children of Paradise’”.  The plot is a French love story between Baptiste, a theater mime, and Claire Reine, an actress who calls herself Garance played by the radiant Arletty. Les Enfants du […]

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Daft Punk Alive 2007

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A Parisian Flair classic by Daft Punk

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Living the French language

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Living French language throughout inspiring French words in this well-shot video Credits: Directed by Gustav Johansson D.P: Niklas Johansson Typography: Albin Holmqvist Music: Magnus Lidehäll  Produced at Camp David 

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Kaplinski

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Esthetics and electric guitar vibes. The Parisian Flair decided to share “Kaplinski” an appealing artful black and white video by Director and editor  Benjamin Seroussi, a true Parisian talent.  This amazing short was mainly created by French talents. Post production by Nightshift. 

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Help others

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Amélie Poulain and happiness From Amélie a beautiful movie by director Jean-Pierre Jeunet. Enjoy this wonderful extract, a breath of fresh air. Check out more  Amélie 

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Yves Saint Laurent

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Awaited French feature film : The Life of Yves Saint Laurent Pierre Niney, French actor plays the role of the famous French designer who sadly passed away in 2008. Pierre is truly talented, from his voice to his charisma. This movie will be a must see when it’s released in the USA. Yves Henri Donat Mathieu-Saint-Laurent  is […]

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Paris Love letter

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A love declaration to Paris Beautiful Audrey Hepburn in the movie “Sabrina” talking about how she found herself in Paris. “I have learn how to live…” A must see for any French lovers. Buy this perfect French lover gift to write your thoughts too

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Chanel & Diamond

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CHANEL’S unique storytelling A perfect narrative video of Chanel’s Jewelry world. Inside CHANEL, discover how Gabrielle Chanel revolutionized the world of High Jewelry in 1932 when she presented a collection exclusively dedicated to the diamond. Chanel Vintage gripoix drop earring See more Chanel Earrings

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Cascadeur

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Walker Discover Cascadeur. Alexandre Longo is a French artist, composer and musician. We could compare him to Daft Punk because he hides behind a mask. Walker from his album “the human octopus”

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Taste chocolates differently with Juliette Binoche

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A woman and her daughter open a chocolate shop in a small French village that shakes up the rigid morality of the community. The guessing game of imagination. Going back to childhood and deligthful chocolates. Chocolate (200) by  Lasse Hallström with one of The Parisian Flair’s favorite French actress,  Juliette Binoche.  

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