New York Dick
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New York Dick

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In the New York City subway system, advertisements emblazon everything from station walls to the roofs of train cars. The surreptitious scrawls of clever--and not-so-clever--culture jammers that deface the polished images of starlets and media darlings are nearly as ubiquitous as these advertisements. In New York Dick, Galen Smith displays the result of his years spent spe...more
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published October 26th 2010 by Mark Batty Publisher (first published August 17th 2010)
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why did i pick this book up?? because it is a collection of photographs of subway advertisements upon which people have drawn dicks. have we just met?

and i flipped through it, assessing the quality of phallus-depiction, observing the highly detailed

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and the very lazy

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the insulting

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and the annotated

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and those that should have been annotated

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some that are clearly asking for it

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and some that seem unfairly singled-out:

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some that make you stop and ponder the impulse and slowly nod, like you are in a...more
Bill Haydon
This is a really fun and odd book. Who would have thought that a rude and simple drawing could be a dumb immature rant, a social commentary, and a dirty punchline all in one? In this book we see not only dirty little doodles but also a subversion of invasive media messages, not by using a left-brain language approach, but by using a simple and asinine right-brain driven graphic. We see subversion of authority, subversions of stereotypes, we even see subversion of the basics of anatomy. Ads and a...more
This book is hilarious! Im glad dick graffiti is getting the attention is deserves! I love living in New York!
Vandalism is a Crime - and an Art Form ...,

Galen Smith subtitles his book of photographs NEW YORK DICK with the a seemingly straight forward comment: LEWD DRAWINGS AND OBNOXIOUS COMMENTS ON NEW YORK CITY ADVERTISING POSTERS. But what Smith has really done for us is provide a cascade of repeated phallic images as they have been affixed to walls and posters and sometimes simply open spaces in the city. His introduction is edifying in explaining the meaning behind the 'vandalism' and the compariso...more
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