Street Art in Tennessee / JR inspired lanterns

JR is an artist that has now inspired the city of Nashville with his work. The Capital of Country Music has 140 black and white portraits of it’s residents posted on lanterns along Deaderick Street, from Sixth to Third avenues. The project is a collaboration between the Tennessee State Museum, local artists Kristin and Alfonso Llamas and photographer Daniel Perry.

INSIDE OUT Nashville: Paper Portrait Lanterns, as the project is called, is modeled after a street artist JR, who started the project after winning the 2011 TED Prize from the people that produce the TED Talks lecture series. Similar TED street art initiatives have occurred in 100 countries around the world and featured more than 120,000 portraits.

INSIDE OUT’, will run until April 27th, 2013.