This Woman Turned Her Collection of Unsolicited Dick Pics into an Art Show 1 Favorite 



Apr 2 2016


Los Angeles

Ah, the unsolicited dick pic. Technology has made it all too tempting for men's penises to pop up on a woman's phone while she's reading on the train or walking home from work. This is a fairly recent invention, because who would've taken their rolls of film to the local drug store to get their dick pics developed? But now that everyone has a camera phone, dick pics are ubiquitous, despite the fact that most women really, really don't want them.

Whitney Bell is one of these women. Last weekend, she premiered her Los Angeles–based art show "I Didn't Ask For This: A Lifetime of Dick Pics," which showcased the magnitude of the unsolicited dick pics she's received.

Upon entering through the exhibit's front doors, I noticed white walls adorned with framed art, like a traditional art gallery, where work from 30 contributing artists was displayed. Behind another door, Bell had recreated her home, where framed dick pics hung around her stuff. About 200 dicks, to be exact. Bell said she wanted the unsolicited dick pics presented this way to show exactly how pervasive they are. Even when she's alone, in the privacy of her own home, she's not safe.

We sat down on her couch, pretending it was her actual living room, and got to talking about everything dick—the good, the bad, and the ugly.

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