Fine Art

Annotated Muses

Annotated Muses is a 2016 show at the Postmasters Gallery in NYC. Each painting is of a person whose life she admires and whose friendship she cherishes. Once Molly has completed her depiction of the Muse, that subject returns to the studio to annotate and edit the painting – getting in the final word in their representation.


More on Annotated Muses here.

Portraits of myself and Lola Montes with things said about us by our contemporaries

For the “This is What a Sculpture Looks Like” group show of sixteen artists at Postmasters Gallery. This 5x7x4′ sculpture is cut wood, featuring a self portrait of Molly Crabapple and quotes written about her on the internet, on the reverse side features a portrait of Lola Montez and criticisms from her contemporaries.

Shell Game

Shell Game is a series of large-scale paintings about the revolutions and crisis of 2011, including the mortgage bubble, the Greek anti-austerity protests, and Occupy Wall Street. The paintings will be exhibited in April 2013.

Week in Hell

Week in Hell was an art/endurance experiment, in which Molly Crabapple locked herself in a hotel suite, covered the walls in paper, and created 270 feet of art in five days, under the watchful eyes of the internet. It was collected into the art book Week in Hell (IDW, 2012).

Works on Paper

  • Sign up for the mailing list

  • Available For Pre-Order Everywhere


    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.


    Order your copy today:
    indiebound | amazon | barnes and noble

  • Get in Touch

    Molly Crabapple:
    [email protected]

    Speaking Engagements: The Lavin Agency
    [email protected]

    Literary Agent: Alice Whitwham
    [email protected]