Art Below Launch Billboard Event In Grand Union Station Los Angeles

Art Below the London-based organisation that curates artist-designed posters in tube stations, billboards as well as gallery exhibitions launches their first billboard event in Grand Union Station, Los Angeles. This February the organisation headed by Ben Moore will feature work by 28 UK and US-based emerging and established artists. Artlyst will again be a media partner for this engaging project.

For the first time, London based public art collaborative arrive in Los Angeles to ‘Turn Ad Space into Art Space’. From 13th – 28th February the traveling public will experience art by 28 established and emerging UK and US based artists, presented across dynamic billboards in Grand Union Station (red line).

The Grand Union is California’s largest and busiest station, serving almost 110,000 passengers a day and known as ‘America’s last great railway station’.

The participating artists demonstrate an eclectic mix of painters, photographers, street artists and illustrators and celebrate work from well-known art world figures form both sides of the pond including Alison Jackson, Ben Eine, D*Face, Karen Bystedt and Hayden Kays.

Art Below is a London based public art enterprise, founded in 2006 by brothers Ben and Simon Moore

To coincide with this public installation, the limited edition art will also be exhibited and available to purchase at Sur le Mur Gallery in West Hollywood’s Pacific Design Center, Blue Building, Second Floor opening with a private view on 16th February (5 – 9 pm)

Warhol Basquiat by Karen Bystedt
Warhol Basquiat Billboard by Karen Bystedt

The exhibition has been co-curated by Ben Moore of Art Below and Megan Phillips, gallery director at Sur Le Mur Gallery and is the first of a series of exhibitions planned for 2017 and 2018 in Los Angeles.

Art Below is a London based public art enterprise, founded in 2006 by brothers Ben and Simon Moore. With a wide range of international artists and its various campaigns in cities worldwide, the organization has an important position within the movement of contemporary art in public space.

Art Below uses billboard space in underground stations to display artworks in London and overseas. The group has nurtured an international community of artistic talent and has displayed the works of over 3,000 artists in London, Tokyo, Berlin, New Orleans and Los Angeles, with future shows planned in Istanbul, Miami, and Paris.

Rosie Emmerson Anna Fafaliou Billboard Los Angeles
Rosie Emmerson Anna Fafaliou Billboard Los Angeles

The mission: To enrich the everyday life of the traveling public by giving fresh insight into the very latest in contemporary art whilst at the same time providing a platform for emerging and established talent.

Art Below plays host to a rich and diverse portfolio of talent including Banksy, Damien Hirst, David Bailey, Mr.Brainwash, Jake and Dinos Chapman, D*Face, Yinka Shonibare, Alison Jackson, Mat Collishaw, Polly Morgan, Antony Micallef, Charming Baker, Billy Childish, and Ben Eine.

The organisation runs an ongoing artist membership program where benefits include being able to choose exactly what station you would like to have your work displayed in. Our underground exhibitions run hand in hand with gallery group shows.  Previous exhibitions have been held at The Saatchi Gallery, The V&A, The Candid Arts Trust, The Hospital Club and Somerset House.

Art Below Los Angeles 13th – 28th  February   

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