‘The Secret Of the Great Pyramid’ by French artist JR – thousands of strips of paper pasted to the courtyard outsde the Louvre by 400 volunteers to create a massive ephemeral anamorphic illusion celebrating the 30th anniversary of the now iconic but once reviled Louvre Pyramid. To wit:
The sun dries the light glue and with every step, people tear pieces of the fragile paper. The process is all about participation of volunteers, visitors, and souvenir catchers. This project is also about presence and absence, about reality and memories, about impermanence.
Flat building surfaces transformed into trompe l’oeil abstractions by Peeta, aka Italian artist Manuel de Rita – his impressive anamorphic expertise drawn from his 3D lettering skills, presumably honed as a young tagger.
An anamorphic pedestrian crossing in the Icelandic fishing town of Ísafjörður created (as a rather elegant traffic calming measure) by street painting firm Vegi GÍH and Ísafjörður’s environmental commissioner, Ralf Trylla.