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All the World’s a Gallery

August 13, 2013

freud-press-testThe Art Everywhere project turns the streets of the UK into the world’s largest art show.  Art Everywhere decorated billboards, busses, train stations, and signs around London with 57 famous works of art by artist including Bacon, Freud, and Hockney.  Advertisers engage in the project by donating printed poster sites and digital screens in an effort to collaborate with Art Everywhere and celebrate art for art’s sake.  Over 2,000 London buses and 1,000 taxis transport the artworks around the city.  The vehicles ensure the curation of the show will transform throughout the day.

The public selected the top ten replicas, which will be donated to help pay the cost of the,
“…biggest ever crowdsourced funding for a charity in the UK.” The list of the Top Ten follows:

1.       The Lady of Shalott by John William Waterhouse

2.       Ophelia by John Everett Millais

3.       Head VI by Francis Bacon

4.       Gassed by John Singer Sargent

5.       Man’s Head (Self Portrait) by Lucian Freud

6.       The Fighting Temeraire by JMW Turner

7.       Five Ships – Mount’s Bay by Alfred Wallis

8.       Going to the Match by LS Lowry

9.       Nocturne: Blue and Gold- Battersea Bridge by James Whistler

10.   Cold Dark Matter by Cornelia Parker

Parker, also one of the only chosen, living artists says, “It is just lovely to be up there, along with Bacon and Freud…I’m thrilled to be in the top 10, and be the only woman.”

Artist Damien Hirst, who proudly supports the show says, “Art is for everyone, and everyone who has access to it will benefit from it.  This project is amazing and gives the public a voice and an opportunity to choose what they want to see on their streets.”

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