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David Hockney tops list of artists for public exhibition

David Hockney, My Parents, 1977 Image copyright Tate Gallery
Image caption Hockney's My Parents, 1977

Artists Sir Antony Gormley and Grayson Perry have unveiled the art works to be exhibited across 30,000 billboards and outdoor sites across the UK.

Perry and Sir Antony revealed more than 38,000 people voted on Facebook as they made the announcement at Waterloo station in London.

The list was topped by David Hockney and Dora Carrington.

Billed as the UK's biggest art exhibition, Art Everywhere runs from 21 July to 31 August.

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Image caption Marc Quinn's Self

The shortlisted works were listed in order of popularity:

  • David Hockney, My Parents, 1977
  • Dora Carrington, Farm at Watendlath, 1921
  • Dame Laura Knight, Ruby Loftus screwing a Breechring, 1943
  • Grayson Perry, The Annunciation of the Virgin Deal, 2012
  • Stanhope Alexander Forbes, A Fish Sale on a Cornish Beach, 1885
  • Michael Andrews, Melanie and Me Swimming, 1978-9
  • George Frederic Watts, Ellen Terry (Choosing), 1864
  • Augustus Leopold Egg, The Travelling Companions, 1862
  • Patrick Caulfield, Pottery, 1969
  • John Hoyland, Memory Mirror, 1981
  • Rose Wylie, Early Memory Series No 2: Doodle Bug, 1998
  • Eileen Agar, Slow Movement, 1970
  • Julia Margaret Cameron, lago (Study from an Italian), 1867
  • Gilbert & George, Existers, 1984
  • John Constable, Study of Cirrus Clouds, c.1822
  • Edward Collier, Trompe l'oeil with Writing Materials, c.1702
  • Philippe Jacques de Loutherbourg, Coalbrookdale by Night, 1801
  • Ivon Hitchens, A River Pool, 1951
  • Henry Moore, King and Queen, 1952-3, cast 1957
  • Hans Holbein the Younger, A Lady with a Squirrel and a Starling, 1526-8
  • William Blake, The Circle of the Lustful, 1824-7
  • Gillian Wearing, Signs that say what you want them to say and not Signs that say what someone else wants you to say I'M DESPERATE, 1992-1993
  • Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger, Queen Elizabeth I (The Ditchley portrait), c.1592
  • Ben Nicholson, 1940-42 (two forms), 1940-42
  • Marc Quinn, Self, 2006

The art works will appear across the UK on outdoor sites including bus shelters, underground stations, roadside billboards, motorway services, national rail networks, shopping centres and airports.

Image copyright Victoria and Albert Museum
Image caption Constable's Study of Cirrus Clouds
Image copyright Tate Gallery
Image caption Dora Carrington's Farm at Watendlath

They will also be shown at a national on-screen exhibition on more than 1,000 Vue cinema screens in August.

Sculptor Sir Antony also unveiled a digital artwork, Feeling Material, which the public can download for free.

It was commissioned for Art Everywhere and will be shown on digital poster sites across the UK, including Waterloo station and Coventry House in Piccadilly Circus, as well as Manchester's Trafford Centre and on motion screens in the back of over 2,000 black cabs.

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Image caption Grayson Perry's The Annunciation of the Virgin Deal

Sir Antony has also donated 100 signed limited edition works which will be given to the first 100 supporters who give £950 or more to Art Everywhere.

The money is to support the costs of print and production.

Both the digital and limited edition works will be available from 16th July until 31 August.

Sir Antony said: "Works in public collections form an important part of our collective visual memory, marking a particular place, time and person. It is great that these works are being celebrated and shared in this way."

Building on the success of the 2013 exhibition, this year's Art Everywhere will be longer in duration, having been extended across a six week period.

Stephen Deuchar, director of the Art Fund described Art Everywhere as "a celebration of great British art" and that Sir Antony's work created for the project would be a "wonderful legacy - and a way of thanking the art loving public, who made the whole initiative possible".

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