Week in Hell


photo by Kate Black

Yesterday morning, I concluded Molly Crabapple’s Week in Hell, an experiment in drawing past the limits of artistic endurance.

In 5 champagne and caffeine soaked days, I created 270 feet of art, all presold in June to kickstarter backers for over $25,000.

Musicians, muses and press came to visit me,

including accordianist Jason Savvy,


fetish goddess Dante Posh,

burlesque star Amber Ray

and Stoya, who needs no intro.

I livestreamed for three hours every day, torturing backers with my limited musical tastes and amusing them when I collapsed into a shaking ball on Wednesday

I couldn’t even be roused from the bed to do press. No I couldn’t

As I’ve left the hotel, it’s started to feel like a surreal dream, and I almost can’t believe that I defeated the inky wall beast. But I did

In March 2012, there will be a book about it

Thank you comrades for making this possible.

I might do a more press ready blog entry soon, but right now, this is what I got

It broke me. I broke it. We both maybe left for the better.

All photos except the top by Steve Prue

15 Responses to Week in Hell

  1. Jerry says:

    Congrats on surviving your week in hell! Looking forward to see what 11×14″ slice of hell I get to hang on my wall…

  2. Katie says:

    Congrats Molly it looks amazing and I can’t wait for the book (also, I second the other Katie, that striped dress is suuuper pretty) <3

  3. hey molly!

    your week in hell project has been very inspiring. the work looks awesome and all the photos are fantastic. not to mention, what a fun way to spend your birthday week. congrats!

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  5. Webber says:

    your week in hell project has been very inspiring. the work looks awesome and all the photos are fantastic. not to mention, what a fun way to spend your birthday week. congrats!
    +1

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  10. Roland C. Arsons says:

    Fantastic….! Great show of talent, creativity, endurence, and purity…….an inspiration for all…..may you keep on getting on..!

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