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Unsourced Exhibitions[edit]


  • "Ink! Babes! Irony!-Molly Crabapple Says Goodbye to Pen and Ink" Jigsaw Gallery (February 2005)
  • "Licentious Behavior" Perihelion Arts (May 2006)
  • "Tarts and Flowers – A Valentine's Day Show" Jigsaw Gallery (February 2006)
  • "Peepshow: The Art of Molly Crabapple" Trinity Art Gallery (January 2007)
  • "Demimonde: Arena Studios" (February 2008)
  • "Shell Game: A Crowd-Funded Show about the 2008 Financial Collapse" (April 2013)[citation needed]

Group exhibitions[edit]

  • Resistance, a Festival of Peace, Theater for the New City (April 2003)
  • "Visions of New York" Antique Café/Gallery (July 2003) (solo)
  • The Lower East Side Festival of the Arts (August 2003)
  • "Queer Artists Talk Back" The DUMBA Collective (October 2003)
  • The DUMBO Festival of the Arts (October 2003)
  • Terrible Toy Fair, CBGB 313 Gallery (January 2004)
  • The Writer as Visual Artist" Theater for the New City (February 2004)
  • "Self Portraits" Theater for the New City (March 2004)
  • "The Hip Hop Show" Asterisk Art Project (April 2004)
  • "Dirty Detroit Erotic Art Fair" (February 2005)
  • "Propaganda" Encrypt Gallery at Columbia University (April 2005)
  • "Patterns and More Patterns" Bamboo Lane Gallery (Los Angeles) (April 2005)
  • "The Smut Show" Green Door Gallery (Kansas City) (May 2005)
  • "The Mermaid Show" Coney Island Museum (June 2005)
  • "New Erotix – Third Annual Juried Erotic Art Show" Art at Large Gallery. (July 2005)
  • "BlueShow" BlueSpace Gallery (Los Angeles). (July 2005)
  • "Cannibal Flower" Los Angeles (August 2005)
  • "Our Own Show" Museum of American Illustration (September 2005)
  • "Cannibal Flower" Los Angeles (September 2005)
  • "Halloween Show" MF Gallery (October 2005)
  • "Untitled" Bluespace Gallery (October 2005)
  • "Exquisite Corpse" Toyroom Gallery ( Sacramento ) (October 2005)
  • "Werwolf Bongo Party" DVA Gallery Chicago (October 2005)
  • "Broads on the Bowery" CBGB’s Gallery 313 (October 2005)
  • "Grope Show" Zito Studio/Gallery (December 2005)
  • "Victorian Rhapsodies" (Three Person Show) Toyroom Gallery (January 2006)
  • "Spin" CVB Space (January 2006)
  • "Girls! Girls! Girls!" MF Gallery (February 2006)
  • "Dirty Detroit Erotic Art Fair" (February 2006)
  • "Native Spirit" Supreme Trading (March 2006)
  • "Betty Does Veronica" Femina Potens (June 2006)
  • Going Underground. Art at Large (August 2006)
  • "Dirty Detroit Summer Show" (August 2006)
  • "Eye Candy". Trinity Art Gallery (October 2006)
  • "Paper Doll Show" Trunk Space (October 2006)
  • "The Drawing Show" Perihelion Arts (November 2006)
  • "Don't Say MF" MF Gallery (February 2007)
  • "The Erotic Show" Trinity Art Gallery (February 2007)
  • "Seven Brides Electrified" Jail Gallery (April 2007)
  • "Ladies Only Show" Crybaby Gallery (April 2007)
  • "Carnival" MF Gallery (August 2007)
  • "Naked Show" Bluespace Gallery (September 2007)
  • "DECK" A Show of Skateboard Art Pravus Gallery (October 2007)
  • "Masquerade" Dabora Gallery (October 2007)
  • "Fountain Art Fair" (during Art Basel Miami) (December 2007)
  • "Home Sweet Home" Crybaby Gallery (December 2007)
  • "DEEP POP" Kenneth Chapman Gallery (January 2008)
  • "Pop Subversion" Ad Hoc Arts (February 2008)
  • "Two Person Show w/ Genevive Zacconi" Ad Hoc Arts (August 2008)
  • "Queer Couture" Femina Potens Gallery (August 2010)

Career headings[edit]

Cleanup in progress[edit]

This is a running task list of cleanup I've performed. The comments are my own unless otherwise noted. Viriditas (talk) 04:19, 14 June 2014 (UTC)

  1. Maintenance tags
    Tag removed and unsourced material added to this talk page
    Source for birthdate?
  2. Images
    No images of her artwork appear in the article
    Added one in progress, but still need finished image accompanied by commentary
    Partial piece added, but it's still not good enough. CC licensing exists for at least one Occupy work, but I suspect it is a non-commercial license, however it may not be.
    Lead image is cute, but does not show her entire face, and doesn't give the reader a good impression of what she looks like. It does, however, seem to focus on her breasts, which I suspect is why it was chosen. This is not, therefore, a representative image.
    I've just reviewed several dozen images, and it appears that I'm wrong. This "pose" of hers seems to be unique (minus the peace sign, of course). That is to say, she has a habit of looking at the camera from the side like this, so one could argue it is representative of her image. Then again, there are a lot of portraits from the front. For now, I think the image is OK.
    File:MollyCrabapple-DoV0211-263.jpg: poor quality. Should be replaced by something better at commons
    I've removed the photo due to concerns about licensing
    File:9.13.09ActIVateByLuigiNovi11.jpg: article is about Crabapple not Dean Haspiel. We should focus on images of her and her artwork, not other people
  3. Prose
  4. Layout
    Lead: needs to summarize, use quotes sparingly, if at all; "She is one of a few artists in the last decade to draw the base at Guantanamo Bay": I removed this from the lead because there's nothing about in the body yet and it needs to be put into the proper context. She says she was one of 4 artists to draw the base but NYMag says she was one of 3.[1] HuffPost Live also has a video interview on this topic.
    New Statesman says that Vice published "her portraits of Guantanamo detainees" so it should be discussed in the context of her work for Vice.
    Thompson, Catherine (August 15, 2013). Guantanamo Bay Through The Eyes Of Artist Molly Crabapple. Talking Point Memo. Retrieved June 14, 2014.
    Early life: fixed unsourced content and chronology
    Dr Sketchy's Anti-Art School
    Background source: Croughton, Paul (July 18, 2010). This will get them interested in art. The Sunday Times, pp. 10-11.
    Comic illustrations
    Source for critical commentary: Salavetz, Judith; Spencer Drate (2010). Creating Comics! 47 Master Artists Reveal the Techniques and Inspiration Behind Their Comic Genius. Rockport Publishers. ISBN 9781610601672.
    In progress.
    Art projects
    "Debt and Her Debtors" (2013)[2]
    Zuckerman, Esther (March 11, 2012). Molly Crabapple On 'Shell Game,' Her Surreal Take On the Financial Crisis. Village Voice.
    Exhibitions: split out into a separate list or remove altogether?
    Should focus on sourced prose first. Considering the breadth of Crabapple's work, I am fairly certain a separate bibliography page is justified (and necessary).
    Possible source.
    Style and influences:
    Salam, Reihan (November 8, 2013) Sketching Rebellion with Molly Crabapple. The VICE Podcast. Vice Media. Retrieved July 1, 2014.
    interview by Francesco D'Isa for Scene 360° magazine.
    Crabapple, Molly (March 20, 2013) Diego, Frida, and me. Paris Review.
    I Have Your Heart: crowdsourced film project to add. Cavna, Michael (February 14, 2013). Artmaking, A Love Story. The Washington Post.
    Personal life
    She has a fear of large dogs.[1]
  5. References
    von Rohr, Mathieu (April 7, 2014). Politik? Yeah! Der Spiegel, (15): 152-153.
    Still need access to full translation or original. I will ask another editor for help.
    Found it.[3]
  6. External links
    Why do we need links to both the Comic Book DB and the Grand Comics Database?

Other sources[edit]

Media appearances[edit]

  • In June 2013, Crabapple and numerous other celebrities appeared in a video showing support for Chelsea Manning.[2][3]
    • In progress.
      • Could go temporarily in "Other work" section...still thinking about this.
  • On February 11, 2014, Crabapple appeared on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast.[4]
    • Added as ref.
      • I think I'm going to remove this again because I prefer to work with the print refs right now. If there are secondary sources about Rogan, I'll add it back.

Unsourced quotes[edit]

She has been called "equal parts Hieronymus Bosch, William S. Burroughs and Cirque du Soleil" by The Guardian; “THE artist of our time” by comedian Margaret Cho, and “a brilliant and principled artist” by BoingBoing. She spent four years as the staff artist of The Box Manhattan, one of the world’s most lavish (and notorious) nightclubs.

In progress.
Added "the Box" back in with a source (minus the copyvio)
Will work on adding critical reception back in as go over the sources
Quotes were taken from previously published PR blurbs, so I've removed them as they don't point directly to any secondary source but to a likely press kit. I will endeavor to find The Guardian piece, however, and cite it judiciously. If Cho is relevant, I will add it as well.
Working on adding Hieronymus Bosch back into style section (if possible)...

Unsourced career[edit]

Crabapple began her art career doing covers for the pornographic newspaper Screw.[citation needed] She has since illustrated for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal,[5] and Playgirl. She was at one time a regular contributor to Coagula Art Journal.[citation needed]

  • In progress.

Responding to latest changes[edit]

Unless these are directly related to her notability, they do not belong in the Lead.

Unless these are directly related to her notability? Whatever are you on about this time? You removed where she was born, and a summary of her early life and education from the lead. I'm sorry, but what were you thinking? Every GA/FA biography has these notable elements of a subject in the lead. Please don't remove it again. Viriditas (talk) 11:59, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

Viriditas (talk · contribs) is right about these facts belonging in the lead, according to WP's policies and guidelines. — Lentower (talk) 14:26, 10 July 2014 (UTC)