I did this illustration for an article about a Dick Pic Exhibition in Bushwick, for Bushwick Daily. Written by Ileana Little!
The artists just released a statement that I find troubling. I assumed the dick pics they received were unsolicited, from men who were sending their genitals to them way before an idea for an exhibit came up. I thought that weren’t explicitly asking guys on dating sites and social media for pictures of their penises, but they were, and that changes things immensely.
This isn’t revenge or even exposing creeps. This is exploitation and a low form of shock art, that tarnishes feminism. The collective claims its misogynistic of these men to participate, but it’s misogyny they asked for and brought upon themselves. If their message was that women could be just as foul and disingenuous as men, then they’ve succeeded.