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Entries in artist (5)



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When we at NYD ran across this photo we were tickled pink and throbby. Reportedly near sexless Salvador Dali draws a piece of dingus art on the forehead of his wife and signs it "Picasso," so tasty. Alas, also so fake.

Of course Sal deserves enormous credit for his iconic mustache (which totally looks like someone defaced a photo of an old queen taking a whiz in an electrical socket) but he cannot be credited with the above pictured art act.

What is the provenance of this work? Based on Medusa Sleep, we first saw it here at Imgur, but the "comments" provide no real info except that the commenters are dopes. Some debunking (and some also not-too-clever comments) is offered up at Reddit, but sadly, the deceptive dick in this photoshop story may never be known.

For some authentic wang-on-the-face-style surrealism take a look at the work of Danish artist Wilhelm Freddie, (excellent artist, so-so mustache). His 1936 piece entitled Sexparalysappeal (shown at left) may be as close as we'll ever get to a really important exploration of the meaning of a penis drawn on a surrealist lady's head.



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Donelle Woolford knows a dick when she sees it, or hears it. In her painting series "Dick Jokes" she transforms classic dick jokes into a powerful group of comments and commentary on penises, power, and, well lot's of stuff.

Wallspace, who hosted the exhibit, states, "Donelle Woolford’s cathartic new paintings chronicle the dubious place of honor afforded the male sex organ in art and politics, and the vernacular tradition of penis humor in American popular culture. … Woolford’s joke paintings chronicle the picaresque adventures of a character named Richard—aka Dick." And yes there are dirty jokes.

Will Woolford consider incorporating dick doodles in her next explorations? We so dickishly hope so.

Sadly the exhibit of Woolford's work at Wallspace is now closed, but her book Dick Jokes is available. Shelve it next to your copy of New York Dick and add some awareness and class to your dickish book collection.

For other awesome and not too embarrassing dick books take a look at our past entry "Be Proud of Your Dick, or Dicks."



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Dick doodles (which are oh so silly when dashed off by drunk teenagers) are worthy of attention by serious collectors when whipped out by a penis scribbler with gallery cred. This is clearly seen in an exceptional work by Keith Haring, "Original Erect Penis Hand Drawing over Warhol Stamp " (this really is the title, love the accuracy!).

 As described at the terrific art auction site Zarts, "This great Keith Haring penis drawing is drawn with black sharpie over a small Andy Warhol ‘Flowers’ stamp. The stamp itself reads "The Estate and Foundation of Andy Warhol" and is dry-mounted on museum board. A great piece that combines two of the greatest Pop artists. As Haring rarely drew explicit images, this is much rarer than most."

Haring spent a lot of time making art in the NYC subway system, and to the art critics here at NYD it's obvious that he learned a great deal from the pecker on poster defacements so commonly seen there. Although we usually imagine Haring synthesizing the wild and rampant spray-can graffiti styles of the day, this tiny tool tag highlights how much he owes to the ubiquitous sharpie boner sketch.

Our thanks go out to Keith Haring, a great artist, a serious student of graffiti, and an obvious aficionado of New York dick.



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We at New York Dick feel that there is no reason to hide a healthy and complex interest in the "phallographic arts", absurd yet insightful penis drawings have a rich history our culture and they should be celebrated. So what better way is there to show that your copy of NYD doesn't represent a meaningless interest that only appeals to you than to present along side it two other amazing books that help put the phallographic fringe in context.

The American outsider artist Henry Darger never fails to intrigue, amaze and shock. Retro sci-fi child soldiers, war, murder, executions, natural disasters, strange and seemingly banal collage/drawings, obsessive and near psychopathic imagery and writing, it's all here, all unbelievably strange. And the crazy footnote, most of the characters featured in his colossal work of graphic fiction "The Story of the Vivian Girls, in What is Known as the Realms of the Unreal, of the Glandeco-Angelinian War Storm Caused by the Child Slave Rebellion" are young girls with pre-pubesent sized penises, amazing. There are many books on Darger but among the best is Henry Darger by Klaus Biesenbach, published by Prestel USA, a very rich area to explore, spooky but high-brow.

And on a lighter and more low-brow note is Superbad: The Drawings. Superbad (the movie) was a big success for the team of Apatow/Goldberg/Rogan/et al, steady work for sure but by far the most groundbreaking aspect of the movie was the slight detour in the story that informed us all about the common and perfectly natural desire to draw penises on everything in sight. Seth explains to Evan (the characters, not the writers, well sort of) his youthful penis drawing compulsion, "when I was a little kid I kind of had this problem, and it's not even that big of a deal, something like eight percent of kids do it, but whatever". Truthfully, in one way or another it's probably a lot more than eight percent, and we at NYD are really pleased about that. A book of the penis drawings (as concocted by David Goldberg, brother of the writer/producer/character) was published to coincide with the release of the movie and it is awesome. It's a small book, funny, strange, not too weird, just weird enough.

Don't be bashful about displaying New York Dick, and keep that penis drawing bookshelf heavy with weird, funny and amazing wee wees.



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Is it art, political statement, or vandalism? Is it even a "real" Banksy? Is it even a "real" story? Debate continues. One thing we know for sure, it really is a representation of a bifurcated hairy scrotum framing the staid and proper doorway of Number 10 Downing street thus presenting it to an amused world as a seven foot penis.

This scrotum/penis defacement isn't on a New York City subway poster but the spirit is deeply in tune with the sentiment of NYD. New York gets the meaning of a big dingus in a meaningful place, The Poke gets it, and now in a manner of speaking No. 10 Downing Street gets it too.

Our thanks go out to this unknown street/photoshop artist, even if the story is fake the feeling is real. Take a look at the article posted by The Poke for more details.