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I was delighted this morning to see this New York Times article on Parisian street artist, JR, who puts up murals of human faces all over the world. (That’s his name, JR — no more, no less. Artists! Sheesh!)

In the Times’s photo gallery slideshow of his artwork, I realized that I had seen his art before, in person, and I hadn’t even realized it!

Here is JR’s work in Bethlehem, Palestine, taken in March 2007:  (I do not have permission to post the photo, so please click this link.)

It doesn’t look that way today. This graffiti artist’s graffiti has been grafittied.

Check out these photos, which I took in November 2009:

JR Artwork, Bethlehem

Photo of JR's faces, taken in November 2009 in Bethlehem, Palestine. (Photo by Andrea James)

Photo of JR's faces, taken in November 2009 in Bethlehem, Palestine. (Photo by Andrea James)

For kicks, here are the rest of my photos from the Palestinian West Bank!

(From the home page, click “read more.” Also, any photo can be enlarged by clicking on it.)