OPEN CITY DIALOGUES presents: REALLY?: Impossible Urban Illustration w/James Gulliver Hancock

Monday, Oct. 24
7:30pm, Pete’s Candy Store
(709 Lorimer St., Brooklyn. L to Lorimer; G to Metropolitan)

The NYC department of finance–which, as the main assessor, is in a position to know!–estimates there are more than 900,000 buildings in New York. James Gulliver Hancock, an illustrator from Sydney, Australia, plans to draw them all. That may sound like idle boasting, but, with more than 600 under his belt so far, Mr. HAncock is demonstrating a fighting spirit. Come join him for a brief taste of his work so far, and a discussion of why, indeed, someone might wish to take on the most intimidating built environment on Earth, with just a pen and some paper!

JAMES GULLIVER HANCOCK feels horrible when he’s not drawing. He panics that he may not be able to draw everything in the world, at least once. He’s anxious to close his eyes. His illustrations have appeared in print all over the world, from the NEW YORK TIMES to the National Gallery of Australia. He also started a gallery in Sydney, Australia which ran for 5 years. He is a resident of Brooklyn.