Art Takes Over From Advertising

Rachel Holdsworth
By Rachel Holdsworth Last edited 61 months ago
Art Takes Over From Advertising

John Singer Sargent's Gassed

Keep your eyes open from Monday – where you're used to seeing adverts you might see some art instead.

Art Everywhere has been campaigning for donations and advertising sites to bring art out of the galleries and onto the streets. Then the public voted for their favourite artworks. 57 have been selected, ranging from John William Waterhouse's The Lady of Shalott to Blaze by Bridget Riley, the Sgt Pepper's album cover to Holbein's The Ambassadors (so if you see people staring at a billboard from a weird angle, you know why), Emin, Freud and Bacon. You'll see them on buses, in black cabs and on the digital screens at 19 tube stations, as well as advertising hoardings across the capital (and country).

John Singer Sargeant's Gassed (pictured) will be on show at Vauxhall (and you can see the real thing at the Imperial War Museum's Architecture of War exhibition). There is a map showing art locations on the Art Everywhere website, but at the time of writing it's not clickable (for us, anyway), and you can download an app that will tell you what you're looking at. The project runs 12-25 August – let us know if you spot any.

Last Updated 09 August 2013