Not able to make it to the annual all-star Oscars nominees luncheon, French filmmaker Agnes Varda, 89, sent along a collection of cardboard cutouts in her place along with her collaborator JR. Meryl Street, was left in a fit of giggles by the cheeky poses of the absent Agnes. Agnes and artist JR, 34, are nominated for Best Documentary Feature for the crowd-funded Faces Places, which won the prestigious l’œil d’or at the Cannes Film Festival. The film chronicles a road trip in which the two traveled around France in JR’s van, meeting ordinary people and telling their stories of small town life.
Agnes’s cut outs with artist JR, were the talk of the day as the nominees gathered to congratulate each other during a glamorous lunch at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills.
This November, Saatchi Gallery presents JR: Chronicles – the largest solo museum exhibition to date of the internationally recognised French artist JR, featuring some of his most iconic projects from the past fifteen years. This exhibition will be presented at London’s Saatchi Gallery from November 13th to February 9th, 2021.
Today, TIME publishes Finding Hope: A TIME 100 Special Report. In the issue, members of the TIME 100 community—including leading doctors, scientists, politicians, artists, athletes and entertainers—address the coronavirus pandemic by sharing insights into how to navigate this new reality and offering solutions to the challenges we must all now face, through op-eds, interviews with TIME, and more.