Monthly Archives: May 2013

New mailing list & limited edition red “Fuck You” t-shirt pre-order

RED womens shirt

I’m reviving my mailing list with a shiny new redesign and starting to update it with exclusive content on my latest projects, discounts for the store and more. You can sign up via this link:



Signing up will also get you 10% off any order in my store.

Adding to the celebration, I’m also releasing a limited edition t-shirt based on my “Fuck You” print.

t-shirt isolated on white with clipping path

The shirts are available in men’s and women’s sizes, printed in Brooklyn in water-based silkscreen inks on 100% cotton Tultex tees. The pre-order will run until June 15th, after which I’ll send the orders to print, sign and number each shirt in the batch and then these will be the only ones in existence!

Order them now at the Etsy store.

Friends of NYCC

New York Communities for Change is one of the most badass organizations in New York. These guys unionize fast food workers, fight stop-and-frisk, did serious relief work during Hurricane Sandy, and are the essence of solidarity not charity. Honored to be a supporter.

I’ll be drinking at their event. If you sign up as a $40/month donor, you get this exclusive signed print of New York Communities for Change member Pamela Flood, one of the organizers of the fast food workers’ strike.

Friends of New York Communities for Change
Fundraiser and Kickoff Party

Friday, May 17th, 6:30-8:30pm
Two Moon Art House and Cafe
315 4th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

Love the work New York Communities for Change members are doing in the fight for worker justice, affordable housing, and public schools? Come join us to celebrate this work and to find out how you can make sure that work gets bigger and better at our Friends of NYCC Kickoff and Fundraiser!

SPECIAL GUESTS:
W. Kamau Bell – Comedian and Host of FX’s Totally Biased
Molly Knefel – Comedian and Host of Radio Dispatch
Letitia James – City Council Member and Candidate for NYC Public Advocate

Join us for drinks, mingling, laughs, and a retrospective of NYCC’s work and what’s in store for the rest of 2013.

Find out how to become a Friend of NYCC, and how you can get a print of Molly Crabapple’s portrait of Fast Food worker and activist Pamela Flood!

For more info, contact Greg Basta ([email protected]) or Gina Bull ([email protected]).

New VICE Column: Why Draw Pictures


Women are looked at. But as an artist, I had permission to look back.
Where the respectable avert their gaze, artists stare. In the Renaissance, we dissected bodies in order to grasp the workings of a shoulder joint. We drew naked models at a time when women corseted themselves neck to knees. We took rooms in brothels and captured courtrooms where no cameras could go. Our sketchpads are our excuse.

-Why Draw Pictures , my latest column for VICE

Women are looked at. But as an artist, I had permission to look back.

Where the respectable avert their gaze, artists stare. In the Renaissance, we dissected bodies in order to grasp the workings of a shoulder joint. We drew naked models at a time when women corseted themselves neck to knees. We took rooms in brothels and captured courtrooms where no cameras could go. Our sketchpads are our excuse.

Why Draw Pictures , my latest column for VICE

Shell Game: CreativeCommons release

My first major solo show, SHELL GAME, closed last Tuesday.

Shell Game was covered by the New Republic, Rolling Stone, Fast Company, Wired, Reuters, the American Reader and many more. The openings were attended by hundreds of people –– many of whom, through their support of Shell Game’s kickstarter, made this whole project possible.

I’m starting to think about my next project, which will explore ideas of explicitly digital culture and privacy. I may even work with an institution or cultural organization to bring it to life on the largest scale possible.

Without the support of hundreds of people online, Shell Game would never have happened. The internet believed in me, believed in the promise of my art, and showed that in concrete ways.

The internet gave me Shell Game.

I want to give them something back.

Today is May Day. The day of workers, immigrants, beautiful young girls, and rebellion. I’m releasing all the art from SHELL GAME on Creative Commons. Share. Remix. Make art. Wheatpaste the world.

Click each image to see it in high resolution. Non-commercial use only and attribution is mandatory (see CreativeCommons below).

 

 

The Business of Illness

 

 

Creative Commons License
Shell Game by Molly Crabapple is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work at https://mollycrabapple.com/2013/05/01/shell-game-hi-res/.