Called an art movement “in and of herself”, Crabapple is a highly politicized artist and writer who gets around the world of sound bites, producing a new kind of long form journalism. While she was in the West Bank, besides … Continue reading
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Organized by PEN American Center and the National Coalition Against Censorship, the panel discussion “After Charlie: What’s Next for Art, Satire and Censorship,” illustrated some of the problems inherent in offering a civilized response to an utterly uncivilized act … … Continue reading
Molly Crabapple is a pseudonym but it’s somehow fitting for the artist who learnt to draw a proper nose aged only four. She has a permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, but remarkably Crabapple is self-taught. … Continue reading
I have a 6 page spread in the new issue of Juxtapoz, where I talk with Tarssa English about burlesque, politics, art and being arrested. photo by Steve Prue
Part of a four page spread in GenLux, were they put me in this stunning, fragile Valentino dress I kept thinking I was going to tear with my monkey paws
Molly Crabapple’s Week in Hell from Brainwomb on Vimeo. Keith Jenson of Brainwomb made a mini-doc on Week in Hell (in which I locked myself in a hotel room and created 270 feet of art in 5 days). I hope … Continue reading
Along with Sean Bonner, I got to talk Andy Warhol a bit for the biography channel. Produced by Gennefer Gross
The Art of Sketch Theatre- Volume One sketches made under pressure Heroes and Villains by Tatiana Wills and Roman Cho very nice photos and interviews with an assortment of art world reprobates, including me Taschen: Illustration Now! Volume 4 compilation … Continue reading
Molly Crabapple at the PEN Literary Festival from molly crabapple on Vimeo. Filmmaker Shahrir Shadab did a wonderful short documentary about the art installation I did at the Standard Hotel for the PEN Literary Festival.
Comrades, Wired just wrote a really sweet piece about Molly Crabapple’s Week in Hell: “Crabapple describes Kickstarter as a modern day alternative to a broken, elitist, jargon-heavy unapproachable grant system that it doesn’t take advantage of the internet. This is her … Continue reading
Molly Crabapple lives in Paris in the 1890s. At least that is where I was transported when I entered her pre-War full–floor loft in the Financial District. “The Hot Half Dozen”- PmC Magazine (shot at my place)
her hyper-detailed, whimsically twisted art continues to evolve across mediums Thrillist and Stoli gave me a nice little writup, saying I was “unique” which is certainly a polite way to put it.
Friend/phenomenon Gala Darling recently got a major profile on NZTV. They were kind enough to give me a cameo. Check out Gala’s site for pink, lovely writing and subversive sparkles.
Fashion site StyleLikeU did a cool little piece on my rather eccentric fashion sense. “When I was a little girl, my mom would show me Toulouse Lautrec [paintings] and I was obsessed with the idea of finding that kind of … Continue reading
Interview with Auxiliary Magazine by Rena Finkel. Photo by Kyle Cassidy
Comic Con is over, for me at least. What a whirl of parties (MTV! Amanda Palmer’s Party on the Internet! DC Comics! The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund! Yosi Sergant’s Re:Form School! All in three days!) Yesterday, I had the … Continue reading
Photo by Lola Bruise-Andrea Piñeros, of me looking at a bear-fight off camera. Gutta cavat lapidem is a phrase that I always repeat to myself, when I’m working on my books, on the magazine, or on my latest pieces of … Continue reading
On of my formative corruptors, Editrix Abby, interviewed me over at Carnal Nation. CN: You’re also a burlesque performer. Tell us about your decision to come out from behind your easel! MC: Well, I believe you discovered me, Madame Editrix. … Continue reading
JF: Do you feel that art can and should be taught in a formal class-room setting? MC: Formal classroom settings are great for some people. Myself, I learned better from bugging artists I admired until they shared their gessoing skills. … Continue reading
Molly Crabapple is an artist, journalist, and author of the memoir, Drawing Blood. Called "An emblem of the way art can break out of the gilded gallery" by the New Republic, she has drawn in and reported from Guantanamo Bay, Abu Dhabi's migrant labor camps, and in Syria, Lebanon, Gaza, the West Bank, and Iraqi Kurdistan. Crabapple is a contributing editor for VICE, and has written for publications including The New York Times, Paris Review, and Vanity Fair. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art.
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