"Arte Six": Quick Hits: TRAVEL: Paris: Le Mur Des Je T’aime
Venice has the Bridge of Sighs, Agra the Taj Mahal. Paris, the City of Light, has Le Mur Des Je T’aime (The Wall of I Love Yous).
Artist statement: In a world marked by violence and dominated by individualism, walls, like frontiers, are usually made to divide and to separate people and to protect them from one another. The Wall is a link, a place of reconciliation, a mirror which reflects an image of love and peace.
The artist, Frédéric Baron, has collected more than 1,000 “I Love Yous” written in more than 300 languages and different dialects. In 1998 he wrote "The Book of I Love Yous" and distributed 50,000 copies for free.
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