Art Everywhere

You probably didn’t notice unless you rode a bus to the beach this summer, but for a while there was a bit more art in the streets than usual. Sponsored by the Outdoor Advertising Association of America and with monetary support from various related advertising companies, the Art Everywhere US project featured reproductions of American art from the collections of LACMA, the Whitney and other participating museums.

The outdoor exhibit was nationwide, with billboards and subway posters in some locations. But in the local area it seemed to consist only of signage at OCTA bus stops, surreally inserted into the suburban landscape. Below are some selections photographed by the OC Art Blog toward the end of August. Did it make much of a difference to the larger landscape? Probably not. But for a moment it felt like there could be art just about everywhere.

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Art Everywhere

Andy Warhol, Campbell’s Soup Can, 1964, from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

 

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Chuck Close, Phil, 1969, from the Whitney Museum of American Art

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Grant Wood, American Gothic, 1930, from the Art Institute of Chicago 

 

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Millard Sheets, Angel’s Flight, 1931, from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

 

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Charles Burchfield, Noontide in Late May, 1917, from the Whitney Museum of American Art

 

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Georgia O’Keeffe, Summer Days, 1936, from the Whitney Museum of American Art

 

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Childe Hassam, Allies Day, May 1917, 1917, from the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

 

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Roy Lichtenstein, Cold Shoulder, 1963, from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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2 Responses to “Art Everywhere”
  1. Natasha says:

    Great photography Jared! Thank you for shedding light on this project most of us wouldn’t have known about.

  2. Mitzi Smith says:

    I always appreciate news (especially illustrated) about local art.

    Thanks

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