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The Resource Drawing blood : a memoir, Molly Crabapple

Drawing blood : a memoir, Molly Crabapple

Label
Drawing blood : a memoir
Title
Drawing blood
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Molly Crabapple
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The underground artist and journalist presents a memoir of her years between September 11 and the Occupy movement in New York City to discuss the impact of historical events on her work and her decision to become a witness journalist
  • "In language that is fresh, visceral, and deeply moving--and illustrations that are irreverent and gorgeous--here is a memoir that will change the way you think about art, sex, politics, and survival in our times. From a young age, Molly Crabapple had the eye of an artist and the spirit of a radical. After a restless childhood on New York's Long Island, she left America to see Europe and the Near East, a young artist plunging into unfamiliar cultures, notebook always in hand, drawing what she observed. Returning to New York City just before 9/11 to study art, she posed nude for sketch artists and sketchy photographers, danced burlesque, and modeled for the world-famous Suicide Girls. Frustrated with the academy and the conventional art world, she eventually landed a post as house artist at Simon Hammerstein's legendary nightclub The Box, the epicenter of decadent Manhattan nightlife before the financial crisis of 2008. There she had a ringside seat for the pitched battle between the bankers of Wall Street and the entertainers who walked among them--a scandalous, drug-fueled circus of mutual exploitation that she captured in her tart and knowing illustrations. Then, after the crash, a wave of protest movements--from student demonstrations in London to Occupy Wall Street in her own backyard--led Molly to turn her talents to a new form of witness journalism, reporting from places such as Guantánamo, Syria, Rikers Island, and the labor camps of Abu Dhabi. Using both words and artwork to shed light on the darker corners of the American empire, she has swiftly become one of the most original and galvanizing voices on the cultural stage. Now, with the same blend of honesty, fierce insight, and indelible imagery that is her signature, Molly offers her own story: an unforgettable memoir of artistic exploration, political awakening, and personal transformation."--Book jacket
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
FMG
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Crabapple, Molly
Dewey number
  • 741.6092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
NC975.5.C66
LC item number
A2 2015
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Crabapple, Molly
  • Illustrators
  • Journalists
  • Autobiographies
Label
Drawing blood : a memoir, Molly Crabapple
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn930357141
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
338 pages
Isbn
9780062323644
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)930357141
Label
Drawing blood : a memoir, Molly Crabapple
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn930357141
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
338 pages
Isbn
9780062323644
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)930357141

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