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National outdoor art show to appear on billboards, bus stops and subway platforms

This artist's rendering provided by Art Everywhere U shows, a display in New York's Times Square features Chuck Close's

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This artist's rendering provided by Art Everywhere U shows, a display in New York's Times Square features Chuck Close's "Phil," top, and Edward Hopper's "Nighthawks." Famous artwork is about to hit America’s streets and public places. Images of American artworks will appear on billboards, bus stops, digital display boards and subway platforms August 4 through August 31. The Close painting is in the collection of the Whitney Museum of Art in New York and the Hopper work is in the Friends of American Art Collection at the Art Institute of Chicago. (AP Photo/Art Everywhere US)

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Famous artwork is about to hit America's streets and public places.

"Art Everywhere US" is billed as the world's largest outdoor art show.

Images of American artworks will appear on billboards, bus stops, digital display boards and subway platforms.

The kickoff is Aug. 4 in New York's Times Square. The project runs through Aug. 31.

The 58 works were selected after a public online vote on 100 works nominated by curators of five leading American museums.

They include pieces by Edward Hopper, Winslow Homer and Mary Cassatt.

The participating museums are the Art Institute of Chicago, Dallas Museum of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, National Gallery of Art and Whitney Museum of American Art.

The project was conceived in 2013 in the U.K. with works by British artists.

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