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The Privacy Gift Shop

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Time Out says

235 Bowery at Prince St. Subway: F to Lower East Side—Second Ave. In recent decades, the need for (or argument against) surveillance throughout domestic and international territory has been a highly debated topic—and for two NYC artists, it’s a cause of inspiration. For this temporary shop inside the New Museum Store, Adam Harvey ( teamed up with Johanna Bloomfield, designer for menswear line Johannes Faktotum (, on a collection of clothing ($40–$50) and accessories ($25–$450) that everyday citizens could use to protect their privacy. The aptly named “Stealth Wear” includes countersurveillance items such as water-resistant phone cases ($100) that block all wireless signals; copper fabric dollar bills ($25), designed to be inserted into one’s wallet as a shield against credit-card hackers; and metalized-silk antidrone scarves ($450) and tees ($50) that safeguard against thermal imaging.


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