Oh America

Oh America  by Gee Vaucher with text by Penny Rimbaud. Photo by The Dusty Rebel.

Oh America by Gee Vaucher with text by Penny Rimbaud. Photo by The Dusty Rebel.

Just a quick update from Long Island City: Two fresh ad takeovers from Gee Vaucher. The first piece here is Gee’s iconic painting “Oh America” overlaid with text from Penny Rimbaud. The second, featuring a quote from the Nazi leader Herman Goering, highlights a political tactic that been central to the American military’s endless wars of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Given the week’s news, a President pressuring another world leader to dig up dirt on a political opponent and yet another ramping up of American military force in the Middle East, both posters seem especially timely. Then again, when was the last time these messages weren’t timely?

Gee Vaucher. Photo by The Dusty Rebel.

Gee Vaucher. Photo by The Dusty Rebel.

You can find these both near MoMA PS1, where the New York Art Book Fair is being held this weekend. When you visit the fair, be sure to say hello to Gee at the Boo-Hooray table, Josh MacPhee at the Just Seeds table, and Heather Benjamin in the zine tent.