UK Launches “Art Everywhere” Project

August 8th, 2013

John Singer Sargents The Gassed on view in Vauxhall via The GuardianThe ambitious Art Everywhere initiative, a UK project that places classic works and contemporary art selected by the country’s population on public billboards and signage, has launched this week, with the unveiling of large-scale reproductions of works by Peter Blake and David Hockney in London.  The project will continue to expand across the country, covering advertising spaces and public spaces donated by various companies and corporations, with expenses estimated at £3 million.  “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.” Said participant and supporter Damien Hirst.

Read more at The Guardian