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JR has already used the city sprawl of Hong Kong as a canvas -- in 2012 he posted large black-and-white portraits of Hong Kongers on the roof of a pedestrian walkway as part of a global art project where people contributed portraits and stories.JR began spraying graffiti in the streets of Paris in his early teens, but after finding a camera in the city's Metro at the age of 17, he started taking pictures of his street artist friends.The market in Hong Kong has reflected the increasing demand for street art -- two pieces by another French street artist, Invader, recently set new sales records for the artist at auction in the city.But JR says he is wary of commercialisation. The commercial high end of the art world is at the fore at Art Basel, with gallerists, collectors and celebrities descending on Hong Kong.
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