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    Available in PDF - DJVU Format | New York D!©k: Lewd Drawings and Obnoxious Comments on New York City Advertising Posters.pdf | Language: ENGLISH
    Galen Smith(Author)

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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 NYC Dick, Galen Smith displays the result of his years spent spelunking in the subway system. What he has observed and documented is one very specific trope, the addition of a penis to posters advertising everything from the latest Hollywood blockbuster to a public service announcement. This sleek book details the original ads and how they have been embellished. Crassly humorous, NYC Dick provides a glimpse of the work of those who re-appropriate corporate communications in a very specific manner.
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  • PDF | 128 pages
  • Galen Smith(Author)
  • Mark Batty Publisher; 01 edition (11 Oct. 2010)
  • English
  • 9
  • Art, Architecture & Photography

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  • By Grady Harp on 18 May 2011

    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 comparison to the immediate Internet communication means of making anonymous statements is fun to read. And food for thought!What follows in this well designed and reproduced book are simply photographs of 'defaced' posters with what appears to be the rapid felt tip pen application of hastily drawn male phalluses in the most imaginative places. An added feature to each display of vandalism is an insert showing the original poster or building side with arrows showing the insertion of the spontaneously applied art. Most of the time it is amusing and very often it appears to be making some fearless objections to mass media in general. Some people may find the applied symbols of male temperament offensive and those people don't need to share this book. For the sociologist or for the street art lover there is much to observe and drink in from this off the wall but very entertaining book. Grady Harp, May 11

  • By Turner H. on 15 December 2010

    This is a fun and unique book and worth picking up for any graffiti enthusiast. This in the only book I have seen that covers this super specific kind of graffiti/defacement. I'd love to see this as the first in a series covering lewd drawings or poster modifications, I think there's enough interest, at least with me. That said if you find this at all interesting it's worth picking up for the unusual take on funky junk graff.


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