Saturday October 14th: The Artist’s Eye Brooklyn Museum of Art, 5th Floor, 2:00–3:00 p.m Part of a series of intimate, in-gallery talks by contemporary artists which illuminate the museum’s special exhibitions with fresh and alternative perspectives. Molly will be responding … Continue reading
Yearly Archives: 2017
“This is a portrait of Daniella Rodríguez of Siembra Tres Vidas, a farm in Puerto Rico. I’m a Puerto Rican Jew from New York who hasn’t been back on the island since I was a little girl, but I … Continue reading
Karam House put together this interview with Molly while she was completing the mural. She talks in depth about her vision for the project, what painting these murals means to her, and the importance of the work done by the … Continue reading
Crabapple pointed out the delicate flesh beneath the chin of Wilbur Ross, the Secretary of Commerce. “One of the things I was really having fun with was what I call jowl-tentacle-integration problems,” she said. “I wish there were a wild … Continue reading
For the third year in a row Molly has worked with the Karam Foundation to paint murals in schools in Turkey that serve Syrian refugee children and teenagers. This year Molly completed a series of portraits of influential artists and … Continue reading
We’ve made the fight fascism shirt designs temporarily available in the shop again. This time all proceeds after cost go to the medical fund for those injured in the August 13th Charlottesville Virginia protests. All styles are available here. For … Continue reading
This new animation is released by the ACLU, drawn by Molly and directed by the wonderful and talented Kim Boekbinder and Jim Batt. Narrated by Emmy award winning actress Laverne Cox. Only 18 states explicitly and comprehensively protect trans people from … Continue reading
On July 28th Molly covered the closing of the Shkreli trial, documenting the proceedings with her signature evocative portraits. See the full series on BuzzFeed: https://www.buzzfeed.com/mollycrabapple/scenes-from-pharma-bro-martin-shkrelis-trial?utm_term=.heWxx9VZq#.pvnQQ8Eon
See Molly live-draw and flip through her current sketchbooks while talking about art, activism, and getting your start as a young artist. View full interview here: https://www.facebook.com/nytbooks/videos/vb.1002391179791389/1590884577608710/?type=2&theater
Molly’s report from Gaza is included in this great new anthology from Bloomsbury press. Available here: https://bloomsbury.com/us/this-is-not-a-border-9781632868848/ About This Is Not A Border Celebrating the tenth anniversary of PalFest, This Is Not a Border is a collection of essays, poems, and sketches from … Continue reading
En todo me la juego a ser lo que soy yo – “I gamble everything to be what I am.” Available here: https://mollycrabapple.com/product/portrait-julia-de-burgos/
Read full story translated from the original Arabic by Molly and see all the illustrations here on BuzzFeed: https://www.buzzfeed.com/zakariatamer/the-accused?utm_term=.shYOOLy6w#.whdll5o9r
Molly’s new opinion piece in the Guardian: Squats like City Plaza accomplish their work without a cent of government or NGO funding. In contrast, despite the $803m euros that since 2015 have flowed to the Greek government and NGOs to … Continue reading
The Trumpbeast rears his ugly heads again this time as part of the Welling Court mural project in Astoria, Queens – installed on Vernon Blvd. across the street from Hallet’s Cove Playground. Photos are courtesy of Raphael Gonzalez: https://www.instagram.com/zurbaran1/
Molly has finished install the first Bore of Babylon wheatpaste mural in Williamsburg! If you’re in New York go and visit the lovely restaurant Cheeseboat at 80 Berry St. in Brooklyn.
During a June demonstration in Chicago, two young women, one black and one Jewish, chained themselves in front of the Italian consulate; signs that read “Hands off Ethiopia” hung across their chests. A local paper noted that Chicago had denied … Continue reading
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We’re delighted to announce that we have new prints available in the shop! Frida Kahlo Self Portrait at the Box The Bore of Babylon and His Consorts Special 17″ x 36″ edition print, only five are … Continue reading
Molly will be speaking with the Left Forum Friday June 2nd at 7:15pm at John Jay College for their 2017 Conference, talking about challenging state repression with art. ..the old “reasonable, responsible” regime of exploitation has broken down. These are radical … Continue reading
Molly’s posters from the PEN America protest are now available in French thanks to Nancy Bruseker. Click an image to download a hi-res copy which may be used for protest or educational purposes.
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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.
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