NEW YORK – Want to see Roy Lichtenstein on a billboard near you? How about Cindy Sherman? Or Jasper Johns? “Art Everywhere U.S.” will make temporary use of up to 50,000 advertising displays nationwide to display American masterworks. The largely outdoor sites—which include billboards, bus shelters, trains, and buses—will feature large-scale reproductions of iconic works from the Whitney’s collection as well as selections from four other institutions: the Art Institute of Chicago, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the National Gallery of Art. The project also involves the direct cooperation of the Outdoor Advertising Association of America (OAAA), artists, estates, foundations and rights agencies.
Of the 100 works submitted by these museums, half will be selected for display in August curated with the help of a public, online vote. Polls are open through May 7, and the works chosen will be announced in June.
Artists from the Whitney’s collection who are represented in Art Everywhere U.S. include: Thomas Hart Benton, Charles Burchfield, Enrique Chagoya, Chuck Close, Stuart Davis, Charles Demuth, Marsden Hartley, Edward Hopper, Jasper Johns, William H. Johnson, Jacob Lawrence, Roy Lichtenstein, Glenn Ligon, Elizabeth Murray, Georgia O’Keeffe, James Rosenquist, Edward Ruscha, Cindy Sherman, Joseph Stella and George Tooker.
Registered users can vote daily for their 10 favorite artworks, using their own unique log-in.
View the artworks that are in the running and vote online at: www.arteverywhereus.org.
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