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Art Everywhere to feature Cameron's Iago

Art Everywhere is the largest outdoor exhibition with 30,000 poster sites and billboards up and down the country celebrating a summer of art by showing 25 artists' work.  Artists, curators, media owners and entrepreneurs joined by a love of art have fuelled this massive charitable celebration.

Amongst the pictures being shown from 21 July-31 August 2014 will be Julia Margaret Cameron's Iago which dates from 1867. The original is from the Herschel album, now in the National Media Museum Collection. Colin Ford was responsible for leading the campaign to save the album from export in 1975 (see: http://www.artfund.org/what-we-do/art-weve-helped-buy/artwork/4087/...). 

If you spot Iago on a billboard or advertising hoarding please send BPH a picture of it in situ. 

Leading artists Grayson Perry and Antony Gormley today announced the works which have been chosen by the British public for the UK’s 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. 

Over 38,000 votes were received via Facebook (facebook.com/arteverywhereuk) in the process to select the nation’s 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.

See:http://arteverywhere.org.uk/

Image: Julia Margaret Cameron, lago (Study from an Italian), 1867, © National Media Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

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