About Molly Crabapple

Molly Crabapple is a New York artist, the author of Dr. Sketchy's Official Rainy Day Colouring Book, and the founder of an art cult that stretches across five continents.  She really likes coffee.

Bye Bye Bettie Page

By December 31, 2008

In 2008, we lost two twentieth century Venuses.  Both Bettie Page and Eartha Kitt have abandoned us to swill martinis in eternity’s cocktail lounge.  At Dr. Sketchy’s, we paid tribute to the immotral Bettie.   Video by William Zoe FitzGerald … Read More

Blogging Basel – VIPop Surrealism

By December 8, 2008

The art genre I work in has a bit of a chip on its shoulder. Pop surrealism (sometimes called Lowbrow or New Contemporary) is the stuff in the magazine Juxtapoz. It’s the well-rendered, representational, pop culture inspired and exuberantly surreal … Read More

Blogging Basel: Summer Camp for Art Stars

By December 5, 2008

Sometime around midnight at the Essex Bar, after a countercultural icon was done hitting on my boyfriend, I realized we knew everyone. The pop-surrealist art world is a tiny place, and the entirety of it seemed settled in Essex’s faux … Read More

Blogging Basel: Art Excess During Depression 2.0

By December 3, 2008

Tomorrow, I’m getting up at 3:30 AM and flying down to Miami for Art Basel, the biggest gathering of art fairs on the American continent.  This is my second year. I’m an artist.  And for December, South Beach is the … Read More

Molly Crabapple

By June 20, 2007

I learned to draw in a Parisian bookstore. My pen and ink technique comes from hours spent copying Alice in Wonderland and A Tart's Progess. I soon fell in love with the feel of making ink lines- the crackle of … Read More

The Meaning of Nipple Paint

By March 16, 2007

This morning I came across an article in Broadsheet on the latest of a long line in products meant to beautify a lady’s intimite parts.  This time, the item in question was “Benetint”, a repackaged liquid blush now meant to … Read More

Photographic Noir

By March 16, 2007

I shot with Aaron Hawks a few years ago in San Francisco. I posed in a torturous corset, alternately sprinkled in flour and dowsed in ice water, in Hawk’s freezing cold loft. It was the most brutal shoot I’ve ever … Read More

All that Creeps and Drips

By March 16, 2007

For not always rational reasons, digital art feels like cheating to me. Your eyes ache but your hands don't dirty. There's no final object, no wrangling with coloured mud. Yet, Jason Levesque is one of my favorite artists, digital or … Read More