Artist Hosts Picnic at the US / Mexico Border and Even the Guards Join In

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Artist Hosts Picnic at the US / Mexico Border and Even the Guards Join In
Artist Hosts Picnic at the US / Mexico Border and Even the Guards Join In
Artist Hosts Picnic at the US / Mexico Border and Even the Guards Join In

So… an artist decided to host a picnic at the US / Mexico border and even the guards joined in. This is how things should be all around the world, especially when it comes to highly-secured borders.

JR, the French artist behind this border picnic, also installed a gigantic portrait of Kikito, a 1-year-old baby from Tecate, who’s shown peeping over the wall from the Mexican side. As a celebration for the huge success and powerful message this installation has sent throughout the world, JR decided to celebrate with a picnic at the US / Mexico border, where both countries could share the same food.

Each side of ‘the fence’ came with bands and it turned out to be such a success, even the border patrol officers couldn’t resist not attending this powerful and happy celebration of unity and joy.

Artist Hosts Picnic at the US / Mexico Border and Even the Guards Join In

“The picnic today was clearly forbidden, and yet it was not shut down. It’s always worth trying.”

Last day ✌️

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“Together we are stronger,” JR wrote about the festive event.

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“For the last 10 years, I have been working in conflict zone, jails, borders and I always found an « angel » that helped us make the impossible possible …” he added.

Farewell Kikito @jr #tecate

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If you’re interested in checking out more of JR’s powerful work, be sure to follow him on Instagram, right here.

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Kikito and his mother at the picnic on the border

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La tuba fue indispensable

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Thanks to all the daydreamers that joined us yesterday ? #PicNicAtTheBorder ? @marc

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Love this animation ?? @serial_looper

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