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.
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
Rockstars Hilary Beck and Yuli Ziv were kind enough to cover my tshirt launch at Atrium. Check out their writeups on… + Lookbooks + MyItThings
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About Molly: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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