Friday, August 15, 2014

Art Everywhere US

While walking down the street in San Francisco the other day, we noticed a different kind of bus stop advertisement. When we saw the website listed on the bottom ( we were curious to know more. 
Art Everywhere US is a campaign 'to create the largest outdoor art show', running for the month of August across America. Carefully chosen pieces of American art are displayed in public on buses, billboards, and at bus stops, among other locations. 58 works of art were selected from 5 leading museums in the US (The Dallas Museum of Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The National Gallery of Art and The Whitney Museum of American Art) with the help of a public vote. We think this is a fabulous idea, and love the fact that these famous works will be so accessible to everyone this month. Hopefully this becomes an annual 'exhibit'. Here are some of our favorite pieces from the selection.

John Singer Sargent - The Fountain, Villa Torlonia, Frascati, Italy, 1907

Grant Wood - American Gothic, 1930

Margaret Bourke-White - World's Highest Standard of Living, 1937

Edward Hopper - Nighthawks, 1942

Mark Rothko - White Center, 1957

Jasper Johns - Three Flags, 1958

Roy Lichtenstein - Cold Shoulder, 1963

Andy Warhol - Campbell's Soup Can, 1964

Edward Ruscha - Hollywood, 1968

Chuck Close - Phil, 1969

Cindy Sherman - Untitled, 2008

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