DDG’s 100 Franklin in Tribeca is now the site of a new massive mural by JR, the internationally acclaimed Parisian artist. The image is an enlargement of a photo that was originally taken in Ellis Island in 1908 and was featured in JR,’s “Unframed, Ellis Island” exhibit.


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Installation in progress


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With assistant Joshua B. Geyer taking command


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The completed installation as seen this past weekend


This same wall was the site of JR’s 95-foot ballerina, one of our favorite street art pieces of 2015. We especially appreciate the new mural – and its reminder that we are a nation of immigrants – at a time when so many are seeking refuge from catastrophic events throughout the globe.