In February 2011, the street artists Jana & JS (Jana Balluch and Jean-Sébastien Philippe) were commissioned to make two large wall paintings on these new buildings at 110 rue Jeanne d’Arc in the 13th arrondissement of Paris. The paintings show the artists themselves, taking photos of each other.
They have also produced a time-lapse video showing how they made these paintings.
As I have mentioned elsewhere, Jana is Austrian and J.S. is French. They met in Madrid, lived in Paris for several years (but in the 20th arrondissement, not the 13th) and are now living in Salzburg, Austria. On the walls of several cities they have painted huge pictures of themselves with cameras, taking photos of the passers-by.
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Here is a statue of Joan of Arc at the bottom end of her street in Paris, at the corner of Boulevard St. Marcel. (Not to be confused with the more famous Boulevard St. Michel, which is 2 km away.)
My photos in this post are from 2014. I revised the text in 2020.
See also my Bordeaux post: From Jeanne d’Arc to Jeanne d’Oc.
3 thoughts on “Jana & JS on Joan of Arc Street”
Wonderful street art!
On our very first trip to Paris we were naive enough to take our rental car into the city so had to drive to our hotel in the 13th. It was on a one-way street going the wrong way so we decided to go around the block. We drove around the Joan of Arc statue, noted it and continued. Somehow we missed our turn again so passed the statue a second time. We rounded the statue three times before we got to our hotel. Of course this was years before GPS and we have long known better than to take a car into Paris. Great memory!
I love these!