Molly Crabapple


Molly Crabapple
Written by Lori Zimmer

Molly Crabapple will not be silenced. The New York artist has come a long way from nude modeling and doodling, asserting herself as an important political voice, pen and brush of the art world. Whether she’s on the Islamic front in Syria sketching, writing an article for VICE, or working on her forthcoming illustrated memoir, Drawing Blood (out in 2015 published by Harper Collins), Crabapple is a force to be reckoned with.

Crabapple doesn’t do anything small- each of her projects is coupled with incredible stories (and often larger than life imagery). In 2013, she locked herself inside a suite in a fancy New York hotel for Week in Hell, drawing for days on end on 270 square feet of paper covering the hotel walls- her beloved Kickstarter supporters having access to the final pieces as well as a private video feed during her stay. (The week was also documented in a monograph of the same name).

Shell Game, her solo exhibition on the Lower East Side in 2013, offered larger-than-life paintings in candy colors that were based on places of political turmoil that she visited around the world. She traveled to Greece, Spain and the UK, and interviewed countless bloggers and journalists, translating her findings into colorful tableaus filled with fat cats, worker mice and police dogs centered around a giant muse.

Her column for VICE Magazine is a literary extension to her artistic oeuvre, adding layers to her experiences for the world to understand. Unstoppable and fearless, Molly Crabapple is ready to take on the world- while wearing five-inch heels.

CREDITS
photographer JONATHAN GRASSI
stylist DELVIN LUGO
hair JAKE DINGLER
makeup NATALIA LÓPEZ DE QUINTANA
photographer’s assistant CHRISTOPHER PATRICK ERNEST
location THE BLACK APARTMENT
special thanks CINDY GALLOP

Look 1
top & skirt OSKLEN
sweater GEORGINE
bodysuit DAVID MENKES 
gloves CAROLINA AMATO
tights WOLFORD

Look 2
dress LOVER
neckpiece DAVID MENKES
leggings TESS GIBERSON
booties SCHUTZ

look 3
top & skirt TADASHI SHOJI
bodysuit FALKE
harness ZANA BAYNE
necklace RUE GEMBON

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