A toddler’s image overcomes wall

A French artist has created a remarkable image that towers 20 metres over the steel wall dividing Mexico and the United States.

The artist known as JR created the giant photo “cut-out” of a toddler to encourage discussion about immigration.

The image of the toddler, erected September 6 on the Mexican side near the Tecate border crossing, has attracted considerable attention.

French artist JR pictured near his artwork on the US-Mexico border in Tecate, California, USA.
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French artist JR pictured near his artwork on the US-Mexico border in Tecate, California, USA. Photograph: Guillermo Arias/AFP/Getty Images

 

People living on both sides of the wall have come to view the giant toddler and wave to those on the other side.

JR has done other large-scale portraits around the world, with much of his recent work focused on immigrants.

 

 

 

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