Although most people view art in museums, billboard companies around the United State brought art free to average citizen on billboards. In the process, they reminded us of the beauty of art and how it can inspire us.
Art Everywhere created the largest outdoor art show ever, placing famous artwork on over 50,000 displays all over the US. The campaign continued until the last day of August and the artwork displayed could be seen on malls, airports, bus shelters, movie theaters as well as on your morning travel.
Art Everywhere launched in Times Square. People were were delighted to see O’Keeffe, Hopper, de Kooning, Warholas well as other artists in place of advertisements. An internet search will reveal several videos that can provide an overview about the campaign.
Art Everywhere was initiated by five collaborating museums: the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Dallas Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The committee used online voting to decide on 58 selected artworks, featuring numerous American artists from the 18th century to the present day, including the Shark, John Singleton Copley’s Watson, and the untitled self-portrait of Cindy Sherman.
While 2014 was the debut for Art Everywhere, and some art lovers are forecasting that soon it will spread worldwide.
To see a map of the displays click here: http://arteverywhereus.org/Map