Leading artists Grayson Perry and Antony Gormley today announced the works which have been chosen by the British public for the UKs biggest art exhibition, Art Everywhere
which will take place on over 30,000 billboards and outdoor sites across the country from 21 July - 31 August 2014.
The artists unveiled the shortlist on the largest indoor advertising screen in the UK - Motion@Waterloo at Londons Waterloo Station. The list includes one of Grayson Perrys recent works, The Annunciation of the Virgin Deal.
The shortlisted works in order of popularity are as below:
David Hockney, My Parents, 1977 Dora Carrington, Farm at Watendlath, 1921 Dame Laura Knight, Ruby Loftus screwing a Breech-ring, 1943 Grayson Perry, The Annunciation of the Virgin Deal, 2012 Stanhope Alexander Forbes, A Fish Sale on a Cornish Beach, 1885 Michael Andrews, Melanie and Me Swimming, 1978-9 George Frederic Watts, Ellen Terry (Choosing), 1864 Augustus Leopold Egg, The Travelling Companions, 1862 Patrick Caulfield, Pottery, 1969 John Hoyland, Memory Mirror, 1981 Rose Wylie, Early Memory Series No.2: Doodle Bug, 1998 Eileen Agar, Slow Movement, 1970 Julia Margaret Cameron, lago (Study from an Italian), 1867 Gilbert & George, Existers, 1984 John Constable, Study of Cirrus Clouds, c.1822 Edward Collier, Trompe loeil with Writing Materials, c.1702 Philippe Jacques de Loutherbourg, Coalbrookdale by Night, 1801 Ivon Hitchens, A River Pool, 1951 Henry Moore, King and Queen, 1952-3, cast 1957 Hans Holbein the Younger, A Lady with a Squirrel and a Starling (Anne Lovell?), 1526-8 William Blake, The Circle of the Lustful, 1824-7 Gillian Wearing, Signs that say what you want them to say and not Signs that say what someone else wants you to say IM DESPERATE, 1992-1993 Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger, Queen Elizabeth I (The Ditchley portrait), c.1592 Ben Nicholson, 1940-42 (two forms), 1940-42 Marc Quinn, Self, 2006
Over 38,000 votes were received via Facebook (facebook.com/arteverywhereuk) in the process to select the nations favourite works which will be shown on bus shelters, underground stations, roadside billboards, motorway services, national rail networks, shopping centres and airports across the UK. 90% of the population will have an opportunity to see a work of art at an outdoor site during the summer. The art will also be shown in a national Art Everywhere on-screen exhibition shown in over 1,000 Vue cinema screens in the UK in August.
As part of todays launch, Antony Gormley also unveiled a specially-commissioned digital artwork for Art Everywhere which will be available for the public to download for free. The work entitled Feeling Material will be shown on digital poster sites across the UK, including Londons Waterloo Station and Coventry House, Piccadilly Circus, and in Manchesters Trafford Centre, as well as on motion screens in the back of over 2,000 black cabs. Antony Gormley has also donated 100 signed limited edition works to be gifted to the first 100 supporters contributing £950 or more to Art Everywhere. Funds raised will support the costs of print and production for Art Everywhere to be bigger and better, ensuring works of art reach more poster sites. Both the digital and limited edition works will be available from 16th July until 31 August from arteverywhere.org.uk
Antony Gormley said of his involvement in Art Everywhere: "Works in public collections form an important part of our collective visual memory, marking a particular place, time and person. It is great that these works are being celebrated and shared in this way."
Building on the success of the 2013 exhibition, Art Everywhere 2014 will be longer in duration, having been extended across a six week period.
Art Everywhere is a collaborative project presented by the Out-of-Home industry led by Clear Channel, Exterion Media and JCDecaux, including Ocean Outdoor, Storm and Outdoor Plus. Founding partners are Richard Reed (co-founder of Innocent Drinks), the Art Fund, Tate, creative agency 101, Posterscope, Vizeum, Easyart and Facebook. Out-of-Home media owners have once again donated the sites to enable the nations favourite British art to be seen right across the UK.
Stephen Deuchar, director of the Art Fund said: "Art Everywhere is a celebration of great British art, with thousands of Brits voting for their favourites to be displayed on poster sites across the country over the coming weeks. The new work by celebrated artist Antony Gormley, made especially for this project, will be a wonderful legacy - and a way of thanking the art loving public, who made the whole initiative possible."