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In pictures: World's largest outdoor media art show launches today

John Constable, Lucian Freud, LS Lowry and Tracey Emin works are among the more than 50 pieces of British art selected by the general public to be shown on 22,000 outdoor poster sites across the UK from today (12 August).

  • J. Digby Curtus, Robert Bakewell's 'Two Pounder', 1790, The Royal Agricultural College Collection.tiff.jpg

    J. Digby Curtus, Robert Bakewell's 'Two Pounder', 1790, The Royal Agricultural College Collection.tiff.jpg

  • LS Lowry, Going to the Match, 1953, The Lowry.jpg

    LS Lowry, Going to the Match, 1953, The Lowry.jpg

  • Lucian Freud, Man's Head (Self Portrait I), 1963, Whitworth Art Gallery .jpg

    Lucian Freud, Man's Head (Self Portrait I), 1963, Whitworth Art Gallery .jpg

  • Tracey Emin, For You, 2008, Aberdeen Art Gallery.jpg

    Tracey Emin, For You, 2008, Aberdeen Art Gallery.jpg

  • Attributed to Allan Ramsay, Portrait of an African (probably Ignatius Sancho, 1729-1780), c.1757-1760, Royal Albert Memorial Museum.jpg

    Attributed to Allan Ramsay, Portrait of an African (probably Ignatius Sancho, 1729-1780), c.1757-1760, Royal Albert Memorial Museum.jpg

  • Nicholas Hilliard, Queen Elizabeth I - The Pelican Portrait, c. 1574, Walker Art Gallery.tiff.jpg

    Nicholas Hilliard, Queen Elizabeth I - The Pelican Portrait, c. 1574, Walker Art Gallery.tiff.jpg

  • John Constable, Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows, 1831, Tate.jpg

    John Constable, Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows, 1831, Tate.jpg

  • Peter Blake, 'The Meeting' or 'Have a Nice Day, Mr Hockney', 1981-3, Tate.jpg

    Peter Blake, 'The Meeting' or 'Have a Nice Day, Mr Hockney', 1981-3, Tate.jpg

  • Cornelia Parker, Cold Dark Matter An Exploded View, 1991, Tate.jpg

    Cornelia Parker, Cold Dark Matter An Exploded View, 1991, Tate.jpg

  • Bob and Roberta Smith, Make Art Not War, 1997, Tate.jpg

    Bob and Roberta Smith, Make Art Not War, 1997, Tate.jpg

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Sir Christopher Blake, the creator of the Sgt Pepper's album cover, launched Art Everywhere at an event last Thursday (8 August). The project is a collaboration between the art world and the advertising and media industries.

Blake, whose work will be exhibited on the poster sites, said his reasons for getting involved in the project stemmed from a belief that "art is for everyone".

The art will appear on digital poster sites donated by CBS Outdoor, Ocean Outdoor, JCDecaux, Clear Channel UK and Primesight. The Dentsu Aegis Network agencies Posterscope and Vizeum and the independent agency 101 also worked on the project.

Richard Reed, co-founder of Innocent drinks and mastermind of the project said: "This is a joyful project with no agenda other than to flood our streets with art and celebrate the creative talents and legacy of the UK."

To see a preview of the works on display, view the gallery above.

This article was first published on mediaweek.co.uk

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