Art Galleries of the Public

Wall Street Journal, April 14th, 1960 , quoted Burr L Robbins as saying that “billboards are the art gallery of the public,” Mr Robbins is the President of the General Outdoor Advertising Co. Inc.
Mr Robbins suggested that since “billboards are the art gallery of the public,” his industry might enhance its public image by donating valuable billboard space in cities and countryside to display huge reproductions of such historic masterpieces as the “Mona Lisa”, “Blue Boy”, “Song of the Lark”, and “Lavinia”. Unhappily this promising campaign appears to have made little headway to date.

from God's Own Junkyard by Peter Blake (1964)

Pennsylvania Turnpike by Michael Ast (2012)

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