JR dons a toy helmet to take on Winter Storm Stella. Image courtesy of JR's Instagram

JR dons toy astronaut helmet to battle storm Stella

'En plain air' takes on a whole new meaning as the French artist scales NY water tower

'En plein air' took on a whole new meaning the day before yesterday, when the French artist JR scaled a Manhattan water tower at the height of Winter Storm Stella.

The artist, who regularly posts his work on Manhattan’s walls and buildings, was wearing little more than a $45 Toys R Us astronaut helmet to protect him from the snow (though we can't help feeling that that's all it would protect him from).


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Don’t want to take these sorts of risks in the name of art? Then simply order a copy of his book, Can Art Change the World? here, and we will deliver it safely to your door.


JR: Can Art Change the World?
JR: Can Art Change the World?