Skip to main content

Public Art References


History of Outdoor Advertising, Outdoor Advertising Association of America (OAAA)


Painting for a Gallery of Busy City Streets Below, The New York Times [Article]

Baby Pictures: Pro-life Billboard Rattles Local Artist, The Stranger [Article]

Gas-Food-Lodging by Jornada del Muerto, January 2002

The Walker Art Center Billboard Project

The Hudson Valley Billboard Project

DNAid, [Haluk Akakçe, Nancy Burson, Alexis Rockman]

Better Living Through Chemistry, by David Byrne

Lawndale Art Center Billboard Series, June 14–November 28, 2004

Make No Mistake, by Silas Dilworth

Billboard: Art on the Road exhibition at Mass MoCA, May–September, 1999

Projects 77: Billboards by Sarah Morris, Julian Opie, and Lisa Ruyter, October 7–December 1, 2002

Welcome to America’s Finest Tourist Plantation, Deborah Small, Elizabeth Sisco, Louis Hock, and David Avalos

Illegal Billboards by Ron English

Obey Shepard Fairey

The Anti-Advertising Agency

The Billboard Liberation Front, 1977–

Books & Articles

Billboard: Art on the Road by Laura Steward Heon, Peggy Diggs and Lisa Dorin, foreword by Joseph Thompson

Public Art at Work: Democracy Untested is Democracy Denied by Deborah Small, Elizabeth Sisco, Louis Hock, and David Avalos, Exposure, The Journal of the Society of Photographic Education, Summer 1990, Volume 27, Number 3

Billboards Bring Art to the Streets, by Chris Roberts, Minnesota Public Radio, March 19, 2004


Clear Channel Bombs Billboard, NEWSgrist, Monday, July 12, 2004

Antiwar Billboard Nixed in N.Y.: Clear Channel Rejects Times Square Ad During GOP Convention, Washington Post, July 13 2004

Antiwar Group Settles Dispute With Company on Times Sq. Ad, New York Times, July 13, 2004

Other Public Art

Municipal Workshop

Banksy; Beautiful, socially-conscious street art

You Are Beautiful; Chicago Public Art Group

Temporary Services; Chicago Public Art

Project Hello

Akayism, Public Art Group in Stockholm, Sweden

Healing Arts Network

The Community Arts Network (CAN) promotes information exchange, research and critical dialogue within the field of community-based arts. The CAN web site is managed by Art in the Public Interest

Art*o*mat machines are retired cigarette vending machines that have been converted to vend art, created in 1997

Other Socially Conscious Art

Franklin Furnace Archive

Creative Time, Public Art Group in New York, NY

Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, MN


Notice: Your Art Here is not responsible for information on web sites we link to.