Category Archives: Art

Mama’s Day

via mamasday.org. Send your mama a free ecard here.

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Jeel School Mural

Molly again participated in Zeitouna, a program aimed at aiding and inspiring the youngest victims of the Syrian crisis. Alongside other mentors, she returned to Reyhanli, Turkey to paint murals for the Jeel School for Syrian refugee children. Like these? … Continue reading

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Original Azealia Banks Art for Young New Yorkers

8″ x 4″ pen, ink, dye and gouache on Arches watercolor paper. Signed by Molly, this piece is up for auction to benefit Young New Yorkers. Auction lasts until April 1st, 9 pm EST. You can bid here.

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Portrait in the 21st Century

Portrait in the Twenty-First Century November 29, 2014 – January 17, 2015 54 Franklin Street New York, NY 10013 Presented by Postmasters and featuring artwork by Molly Crabapple, Kristin Lucas, Katarzyna Kozyra, Sally Smart, Shamus Clisset, Austin Lee, Anton Perich, … Continue reading

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Show Me the Money

Show Me the Money: The Image of Finance: 1700 to the Present, John Hansard Gallery, 2014. Featuring the original painting “Debt and her Debtors” in a group show. Photographs: Stephen Shrimpton

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Groundswell Art Auction Benefit

Bidding for Groundswell’s Annual Art Auction is now live! Featuring Molly’s signed 2014 self portrait, which you can bid on here. Bidding ends the day of the benefit, October 14th. For more information and to purchase tickets to the event, … Continue reading

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“Fuck Off” for Lilliput

Tiny painting for Cynthia von Buhler’s Lilliput exhibit at MyMicroGallery in Milan. All artwork is 1:12 scale, the size of most dollhouses. Lilliput is open to the public through October 8th. Click here for more details.

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Temple of Art

Molly’s piece for Temple of Art. Photo by Allan Amato. For information about the film, click here.

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Shell Game: CreativeCommons release

My first major solo show, SHELL GAME, closed last Tuesday. Shell Game was covered by the New Republic, Rolling Stone, Fast Company, Wired, Reuters, the American Reader and many more. The openings were attended by hundreds of people –– many … Continue reading

Shell Game Prints for Sale

A limited number of prints of the Shell Game watercolours are available at my Etsy shop. 17″ x 22″ on Canson art paper, signed and numbered, only 25 of each.

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Scabby the Rat

“Scabby the Rat is popular art at its best. He’s the mean, funny, fiercely alive counterpart to all New York’s anodyne corporate sculpture.” Sarah Jaffe and I created a tribute to Scabby the Rat. See him outside a non-union building … Continue reading

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I Have Your Heart

Ladies and gentlemen! Today BoingBoing.net is premiering the short animation “I Have Your Heart” directed by Jim Batt, illustrated by Molly Crabapple, with a song by Kim Boekbinder. 2 years of paper cuts and patience! PLEASE MAKE THIS FULLSCREEN SERIOUSLY LIKE WHOAH … Continue reading

November Silkscreen of the Month

November silkscreen of the month, hand screened by Melissa Dowell. 8″ x 12″ on 140lb French’s fine art paper, signed and numbered edition of 12. Buy here.

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Rock the Vote

It’s Halloween, but we won’t be scared. There are SIX DAYS until the election and #WeWill vote, #WeWill be heard. Election info at www.rockthevote.com.

I Wrote for Vice

A woman’s beauty is supposed to be her grand project and constant insecurity. We’re meant to shellac our lips with five different glosses, but always think we’re fat. Beauty is Zeno’s paradox. We should endlessly strive for it, but it’s … Continue reading

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RSA Animate

Me, Jim Batt and Kim Boekbinder did an RSA Short for the Royal Society of the Arts, illustrating Susan Cain’s speech on the power of introverts. It has a cat Steve Wozniak

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    Molly Crabapple is an artist and writer in New York. Her memoir, Drawing Blood, was published by HarperCollins in 2015. Brothers of the Gun, her illustrated collaboration with Syrian war journalist Marwan Hisham, will be published by One World/Penguin Random House in May 2018. Her reportage has been published in the New York Times, New York Review of Books, The Paris Review, Vanity Fair, The Guardian, VICE, and elsewhere. She has been the recipient of a Yale Poynter Fellowship, a Front Page Award, and a Gold Rush Award, and shortlisted for a Frontline Print Journalism Award. She is often asked to discuss her work chronicling the conflicts of the 21st Century, and has appeared on All In with Chris Hayes, Amanpour, NPR, BBC News, PRI, and more. The New Yorker described her 2017 mural "The Bore of Babylon" as "a terrifying amalgam of Hieronymus Bosch, Honoré Daumier, and Monty Python’s Flying Circus.” Her art is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Rubin Museum of Art and the New York Historical Society.

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