Watch: Artist Molly Crabapple talks about her new paintings, entitled "The Shell Game" and her documentary drawings of #OWS, #15-M and the global unrest.
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Artist Molly Crabapple talks about her new paintings, entitled "The Shell Game" and her documentary drawings of global turmoil in 2011, including the rise of Occupy Wall Street, Anonymous hackers, the health insurance crisis, the Tunisian Revolution, protests in Greece, and the Spanish M15 movement.
Crabapple's paintings portray a darkly humorous year in cartoonish figures, and just ended their first showing in New York City.
While "Shell Game" bursts with depictions of corruption and violence, for Crabapple, the past few years have been a mix of birth amid destruction. "Yes, it was awful, but it was also magic, she told Wired in an interview. "It was the magic of people speaking to each other, waking up, helping each other. For every person beaten up, everyone arrested, it was also a year of fierce aliveness."
Molly has generously released "The Shell Game" art on Creative Commons for non-commercial use only and attribution is mandatory.
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