The city’s the best gallery I could imagine. I would never have to make a book and then present it to a gallery and let them decide if my work was nice enough to show it to people. I would control it directly with the public in the streets.

JR (Artist)

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“My Wish: Use Art to Turn the World Inside Out.” TED2011. Mar. 2011. Conference Presentation.

Source: "My Wish: Use Art to Turn the World Inside Out." TED2011. Mar. 2011. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote is from street artist JR's 2011 TED Talk about his larger-than-life public art projects. In this quote, the artist is saying that he views the city streets, rather than a traditional art gallery, as being the best forum to showcase his artwork to the world. This way, there is no middleman to decide whether his artwork is good enough to present; the public can decide for themselves if they like it. Watch the full TED Talk here: JR - My Wish: Use Art to Turn the World Inside Out
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