Molly Crabapple

  • Molly Crabapple Draws Guantanamo's Camp X-Ray

    Camp X-Ray is the first place that the US held detainees in Guantanamo. Captives lived there for four months in 2002 while the military built permanent prison camps. Prisoners lived in open mesh cages under the brutal Cuban sun. Their cells had no...

  • Molly Crabapple Sent Us Sketches from Khalid Sheikh Mohammed’s Pretrial Hearings at Gitmo

    Khalid Sheikh Mohammed’s military commission at Guantanamo Bay is a guarded affair. It will be the trial of the century, the first attempt at bringing a high-level war-on-terror detainee to justice. These are the only visuals of the pretrial hearings...

  • Filthy Lucre

    Artists too have their myths. The lies told to artists mirror the lies told to women. Be good enough, be pretty enough, and that guy or gallery will sweep you off your feet, to the picket-fenced land of generous collectors and two and a half kids. But...

  • Why Draw Pictures?

    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...

  • Molly Crabapple’s 'SHELL GAME' Opens Tomorrow in NYC, You're Invited

    I've spent the last year making nine giant paintings about the rebellions of 2011: the Greek riots, Occupy Wall Street, Arab Spring… I interviewed dissident Tunisian bloggers, drank with Athenian anti-fascists, got arrested by the NYPD, and live...

  • Talking About My Abortion

    Abortion is sometimes a trauma, sometimes an anticlimax, sometimes a relief. There are a million abortion stories just like there are a million stories about giving birth and going to war. None are representative. This is mine.

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