Cover art for The Divide, written by Matt Taibbi and featuring a cover and interior illustrations by Molly Crabapple.
This is a 17 x 22″ giclee print on canson fine art rag paper, signed and numbered in an edition of 30. Now available in the shop.
An evening discussion with Molly Crabapple and writer, Warren Ellis
Wednesday, April 9th
7pm at India House
1 Hanover Square, New York, NY.
Please RSVP to [email protected]
Melissa here! I was recently in New Orleans, and had the unique opportunity to do an installation for Molly Crabapple. We wanted to find local spaces that would be interested in allowing us to wheat paste art onto their buildings, with her focus on illustrating local performers. The whole project would be a celebration of New Orleans culture. She received permission from Nicky da B and Katey Red, two legendary rappers in NOLA, to use their likenesses.
We ended up wheat pasting onto the Allways Lounge, located on St. Claude and Marigny Sts at the Bywater/Marigny border. The Allways Lounge is a gorgeous, cabaret-style venue that features amazing burlesque acts, live bands and has been a strong supporter of the weird and wonderful performers in NOLA. We were thrilled to work with them!
On one windy evening just after Mardi Gras, friend and talented local artist Reina, and I went and put up a number of prints. The following were taken by the wonderful photographer Melisa Cardona:
We had the images printed up at a local copy shop, then proceeded to cut out each image by hand, keeping the outlines fairly loose to match Molly’s style.
And the original images:
Rapper, Nicky Da B
Rapper, Katey Red
Inspired by New Orleans Baby Doll Ladies
The first study for the first painting of Ghosts in the Machine, Molly Crabapple’s new show about hackers, surveillance and the internet. This piece is entitled “Alice and Bob and Eve.”
You can see behind the scenes progress shots on mollycrabapple.tumblr.com