Art takes over 50,000 outdoor ad spaces in the U.S. / By David Gianatasio


The next Campbell's Soup billboard you see might just be a masterpiece.

In fact, it could be Andy Warhol's iconic "Campbell's Soup Can" from 1964. Reproductions of that particular work, along with 57 others, will be popping up throughout the month of August on some 50,000 static and digital billboards, outdoor kiosks, transit signs and public displays in 170 American cities and towns in all 50 states—part of a project called Art Everywhere U.S.

Inspired by a similar program last year in the U.K., the U.S. version is sponsored by the Outdoor Advertising Association of America in conjunction with the Art Institute of Chicago, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the National Gallery in Washington, D.C., and the Whitney Museum in New York. Those institutions hope to attract visitors, while the OAAA is showcasing the latest technology. (You can scan the artwork via smartphone to learn about the images, their creators and the museums.)