“Also notable, and on the agitprop front, is Molly Crabapple’s ‘Portraits of myself and Lola Montes with things said about us by our contemporaries.’ This outsize painted wood cutout has faces from pulp-fiction illustrations covered with enough written comments to … Continue reading
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Imprisonment is erasure. The state locks a person in a cage—without context, without community, without love. He becomes not human but a widget passing through a system of absolute control. The CMU enacts a double erasure: it represents the ultimate … Continue reading
Cover art (and interior illustrations) by Molly Crabapple for Tales of Two Cities: The Best and Worst of Times in Today’s New York. Click here for a full list of contributors and to preorder your copy.
Molly Crabapple designed the poster for the upcoming documentary “The Hedgehog and the Hare” about Andrew Auernheimer and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. Read more on their funded Kickstarter campaign page.
In June, Molly Crabapple was invited by the Karam Foundation to the Salam School in Turkey, a mentorship program for children displaced by the Syrian War. While there, she covered the walls with her drawings and wheat pastes based on many Syrian fables.
Molly appeared on Radio New Zealand’s Nine to Noon program yesterday, July 11th, to discuss drawing at Guantanamo Bay. See the gallery here, and listen to the interview.
“ISIS are good fighters, but we fucked them,” Yusuf Halap said in fluent English. Journalist Patrick Hilsman and I were sitting with Yusuf and two other young media activists in the Bab al Salam camp for internally displaced Syrians, a … Continue reading
“This is What a Sculpture Looks Like” group show at Postmasters Gallery, featuring Molly Crabapple There are too many painting shows. There aren’t enough sculpture shows. Postmasters is fixing that. Featuring the work of sixteen artists. Postmasters Gallery 54 … Continue reading
Writer after writer took the stage. Silver with passion, they spoke of the Organization’s work in Turkey and China. They showed a film about imprisoned Uighur journalist Ilham Tohti. I cried as his teen daughter spoke. World-renowned authors talked of … Continue reading
In April, Molly Crabapple created a series of murals for the interior of Kitty’s Canteen, a new restaurant in the Lower East Side, NYC. The largest integrated her designs on over thirty feet of decadent gold De Gournay wallpaper. All photos by … Continue reading
Donald Trump’s hair should not be. It sits on his head like a soufflé, both airy and solid, as improbable as any building to which he’s given his name. In Dubai, I get to inspect Trump from all angles. His … Continue reading
Here is Molly’s cover art for Subterranean Press’s limited edition of John Scalzi’s novella, Unlocked. Only 1,500 signed & numbered copies are being produced. Preorder yours here.
A discussion on the migrant labor that built Abu Dhabi, featuring Molly Crabapple
Two weeks ago, Jezebel published un-retouched outtakes of Lady Gaga’s Versace campaign. Without Photoshop, Gaga’s wig was more wig-like, her makeup flat beige, but she was the same skinny, strong-nosed chameleon that Stephani Germanotta has always been. The outtakes were … Continue reading
On Monday, May 5, Occupy Wall Street activist and friend of Dissent Cecily McMillan was unjustly convicted of assaulting a police officer at a demonstration celebrating the six-month anniversary of OWS. She is being held at Rikers Island until sentencing on Monday, … Continue reading
Tucked into the chilly, silvery Financial District, Molly’s home is a whiskeyed oasis and one of the last places in Manhattan you can straight-facedly call “bohemian.” The walls are hung salon-style with her and Fred’s paintings; the bathroom, with its peacock-blue wallpaper, is a selfie haven. Molly occupies … Continue reading
This week, the PEN Ten, PEN America’s biweekly interview series curated by Lauren Cerand talks with Molly Crabapple: What is the responsibility of the writer? The artist? Is it the same? Be honest and brave and try to make the world … Continue reading
On April 18th, I interviewed a Syrian refugee in Istanbul. One year short of getting an advanced degree when arrest attempts forced him to flee Aleppo, the refugee spoke English with a measured intensity. Turkey had opened its borders, he … Continue reading
Now available in the online shop: A 19 x 25″ 3-colour serigraph on 110lb French paper, signed and numbered in an edition of 25.
On Saturday, April 26th, Molly Crabapple will be speaking on “Tweeting From Amongst the Corpses”, a discussion about Jihadists in Syria and their use of social media. This is part of an hour-long panel on “Sex and the Selfie”. Her fellow panelists … Continue reading
Molly Crabapple will do a reading at Dixon Place, with artists Lydia Eccles and Maxwell Neely-Cohen. Hosted by performer and playwright Christen Clifford and co-curator Tom Cole. April 22, 2014 Dixon Place 161A Chrystie Street New York, New York 10002 Free admission. 7:30pm
“The Divide” by Matt Taibbi and featuring a cover & interior illustrations by Molly Crabapple is now a New York Times Bestseller! You can pick up a copy at your local bookstore or online at Amazon.com.
…the media loves Bush’s paintings. They’re ideal clickbait-kitsch from a boy who would grow into an adorable grandpa, without ever becoming an adult. Bush grins in his painting smock and we laugh. An art exhibit is the benign cherry on … Continue reading