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Artist JR Uses an Optical Illusion to Make the Louvre’s Glass Pyramid Disappear

French street artist JR has created an optical illusion that makes IM Pei’s famed glass pyramid at the entrance of the Louvre disappear. JR used a carefully scanned image of the front of the building, placed at precisely the right spot, as a film atop the pyramid for the feat.

“‘It’s a little like magic; how will people discuss and share and repeat it – and in a way that’s often changed or amplified from the reality,” the artist tells Wallpaper. “It fascinates me to think of how people will remember the image when it no longer exists.”