Art from Warhol and Hopper to fill up billboards across America
The creative initiative which was started by five museums across America – the Art Institute of Chicago, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art – aim to fill 50,000 billboards in all 50 states with famous American art works.
Some of the winners – which were voted by art fans on ArtEverywhereUS.org – include Gilbert Stuart's portrait of George Washington, Edward Hicks's The Peaceable Kingdom, Grant Woods's American Gothic, Chuck Close's portrait of the composer Philip Glass and Andy Warhol's Campbell's Soup Can. While Edward Hopper's Nighthawks received the most votes.
A list of the works will be presented to civic leaders at the United States Conference of Mayors today in Dallas.