Containership to Become Gigantic Artwork

By Eric Haun
Monday, June 23, 2014
Artist JR will turn CMA CGM Magellan into a giant piece of art (Photo courtesy of CMA CGM)

The CMA CGM Group announced that CMA CGM Magellan, a 365-meter containership, will be covered by a collage made by French artist JR on more than 150 containers as part of “Terre d’Eaux” festival.

For the first time, a containership will be turned into a work of art welcoming on his front side a JR‘s monumental collage.

Thanks to the technique of photo collage, French artist JR exhibits on walls throughout the world, in Los Angeles, Paris, Brazil, India or Kenya, catching the attention of those who do not usually visit museums.

With JR’s intervention, it’s the ship itself that becomes a work of art. CMA CGM Magellan will leave Le Havre Terminal de France on July 3 with his art work on its starboard side towards Asia going through the Suez Canal.

”It’s the first time I have the chance to be at the heart of another world. I wanted to work on containerships for years. I want to use them as pixels,” the artist said.

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