Louvre illusion art installation comes unstuck

Louvre illusion art installation comes unstuck: Stickers that made Paris museum appear to be rising from a huge crater are destroyed after just two days because glue did not work The artwork was created by French artist JR to mark 30 years of Louvre pyramid  It was made up of thousands of stickers laid by JR and an army of volunteers  Just 24 hours after it was opened the exhibit has already started to peel away The Louvre said the artwork was always intended to be a temporary exhibition 

By George Martin For Mailonline

Published: 10:47 BST, 1 April 2019 | Updated: 10:47 BST, 1 April 2019

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A brand new exhibition at the Louvre gallery in Paris has become 'unstuck and damaged' just 24 hours after it was first installed.

The 'Anamorphosis' installation by the artist JR, to celebrate 30 years of the famous Louvre pyramid, is made up of 'stickers' which were stuck to the floor around the structure to form an optical illusion.

But one day after the the exhibit was first opened to the public, the tiles have already started to peel and fray.  

A picture taken by artist JR shows the huge collage created by the French artist in the courtyard of the Louvre

A picture taken by artist JR shows the huge collage created by the French artist in the courtyard of the Louvre

The piece, which was due to be exhibited at the famous art gallery from Friday March 29 to Sunday March 31 this week, having earlier been laid by JR and a team of volunteers. 

'Anamorphosis' art is a style in which the artwork only makes sense from one single perspective. 

Reports suggested the glue had failed to set in

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