The Paris Review – Diego, Frida & Me

 

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I’ve done several murals. Mural work is art at its most blue collar and most sublime: half carpentry and half metaphysics. You’re exhausted and filthy,  wobbling on a rickety platform, but you’re creating a world. Anyone who enters a room you’ve painted does it on your terms. When I do murals, I feel as if I’m John Henry, racing the steam engine through a mountain. If I will die, it will be with a paintbrush in my hand.

Last year I started doing giant paintings about the revolutions of 2011. I was inspired by Diego Rivera.

-Molly Crabapple for the Paris Review – “Diego, Frida and Me”

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