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Friday, August 8, 2014

Can You Spot the Hidden Art? Art Everywhere Comes to San Francisco

Posted By on Fri, Aug 8, 2014 at 7:43 AM

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Have you seen the Mark Rothko painting hiding on Sacramento at Stockton? Or perhaps you caught a glimpse of the Georgia O'Keefe painting on California at 12th Avenue? In fact, there are 58 famous American art pieces hiding out in San Francisco for the month of August.  Part of Art Everywhere US, the paintings are on everything from billboards to bus shelters — each surface acting as a wall to a gallery that is 7x7 miles; one could argue the gallery is much larger than S.F.'s parameters — stretching across the country — as 170 U.S. cities are participating in the public-art installation.

Art Everywhere US, the latest incarnation of the movement that began in the UK, is displaying tens of thousands of reproductions across the country; according to their YouTube video, "It's the biggest outdoor art show ever conceived," and their mission is to "inspire all of us to learn more about America's art, past and present, and discover more of the riches in our nation's museums."

An initial grouping of 100 works were selected by five major U.S. art museum — Art Institute Chicago, Dallas Museum of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The National Gallery of Art and the Whiney — and then the public voted (Yeah, we didn't either.) on the selections to arrive at the top 58 works. These pieces are are now acting as the backdrop of daily life in San Francisco — each image acting as a reminder that art truly is everywhere.

Check out the map feature to locate where the specific painting are "hanging" in S.F., and their site to see the complete list of the 58 works on display

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Mollie McWilliams

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