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For Shell Game, I'll create 9 giant paintings about the world financial meltdown, then have a gallery show in a faux gambling parlor
For Shell Game, I'll create 9 giant paintings about the world financial meltdown, then have a gallery show in a faux gambling parlor
For Shell Game, I'll create 9 giant paintings about the world financial meltdown, then have a gallery show in a faux gambling parlor
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    1. Gary Simmons on March 23, 2013

      Congrats Molly! You've done some outstanding work. I look forward to kickstarting future projects you may have planned.

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      Michael Rusanowski on January 18, 2013

      Unbelievable body of work! You are a true artist of the 21st Century. Beautiful in so many ways and on so many levels. Thank you.

    3. Molly Crabapple 3-time creator on November 4, 2012

      Hi Gary! We havent! Basically, its been a bit more challenging that we thought to hook up a venue, and we can't print the postcards (whcih go with the million dollar bill) until we have an address and date. Sorry for the delay and thank you so much for the support. As soon as the postcards are printed up, they're going out

    4. Gary Simmons on November 3, 2012

      Hi Molly,
      Was wondering if you started mailing out the chip and $1mil bills yet? Love your work!

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      Michael Rusanowski on October 11, 2012

      Oh. My. God! Truly inspired and magnificent. Thank you.

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      Glenn Mellinger on June 19, 2012

      Molly, I have so enjoyed watching as you have developed these pieces and am so happy I could be a small part of your support system. Thanks for sharing your insights and right on views of this crazy world we live in today! Keep up the great work, I hope I can be in NYC when you have the show!

    7. Tony Gatner on June 16, 2012

      love the Transmet smiley face!

    8. Jennie M. Burt on June 13, 2012

      Ah, well that explains the speed...OCD in action. Wonderful vision birthed in real-time by a bare footed, smelly, wild maned tiny pixie. It makes the scale of the pieces so much more amazing and appreciated more. No distractions please..artist at work.

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      Michael Rusanowski on June 12, 2012

      Molly, you and your works are continually awesome.

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      Michael Rusanowski on May 24, 2012

      Molly, these new medic pics are luscious and scary. Your portraits are ruthless and right-on. I'm amazed that you can keep at this. You are over-the-top!

    11. Thoughtcrime Press on May 5, 2012

      I love your updates Molly! They're so exciting!

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      dorothy shrager on April 17, 2012

      Mol - I hardly think you could EVER look like a hell-troll --- but i get the working in comfort thing. nice perk for artists ;0 --- love the new concept re:healthcare. plse let me put a plug in tho' for all of the nurses,doctors,technicians,surgeons....they are there with and for the patients. any and all abuses are the insurance companies number one, followed by big pharma, big medical devices, big personal injury litigation. doctors learn and must practice what is called "defensive medicine". As in, they have to order hundreds of needless tests to "defend" against future possible legal judgments against them. The insurance companies always have an excuse to cover nothing, charge exorbitant prices for premiums, smiling wolfish whilst they grind the knife in your back. Medicine is a difficult, challenging, demanding and heartbreaking field. It is also a humbling honor to assist people in true times of need. Just some two-penny thoughts as you move forward on your you and your work !

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      Michael Rusanowski on April 15, 2012

      Wow! You keep blowing me away! Thank you for all the updates and pics of pics. I feel closer to greatness.

    14. Molly Crabapple 3-time creator on April 12, 2012

      Great point Kat! I will try my best. Jason, thank you so much!!

    15. Jason biehner on April 10, 2012

      I love, love, love this! I wish I was closer and able to see the finale in person! I wish I had enough cash to have supported you enough to get an original piece! This whole project is AWESOME in the truest sense of the word and I look forward to every update! Keep it up!

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      kat on April 9, 2012

      This is an awesome project and I'm delighted to be a part of it! Would you consider scheduling the opening on a weekend, so it'll be easier for us out-of-towners to join you?

    17. Molly Crabapple 3-time creator on March 28, 2012

      I tried doing timelapse on the first one, and there are two reasons I probably won't do another

      1. The videos take forever- like 100 hours
      2. I like to work in my underwear looking kind of like a hell-troll, and I don't want it saved on the internet for posterity

      Sorry! Maybe I'll try with the last one

    18. James T. Cook on March 28, 2012

      Just wondering if you might be able to do some time-lapse vids when you work on the 6 foot x 4 foot pieces, as it'd be really cool to see the whole process from start to finish and how they take shape =]

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      CailinLiath on March 27, 2012

      Would have pledged more, but I am totally brokesville. Also if you need help schlepping stuff and/or setting up, I am more than willing to help out.

    20. Tori Weyers on March 20, 2012

      I am so amazed by your creativity, simply inspiring!! Cant wait to see how each piece develops!

    21. Neil Moskowitz on March 20, 2012

      It just keeps getting better and better, Molly! The GABM is incredible and Hivemind is already even more amazing! Can't wait to see what #3 is going to look like!

    22. Alia Thabit on March 20, 2012

      I only wish I had more money so I could back this at a higher level. It is such a pleasure to see great art being created, and even more thrilling that it is great revolutionary art as well. THANK YOU.

    23. gordon fitch on March 17, 2012

      Sisyphus and Tantalus -- images of capitalism from the Dreamtime of the ancient world. Good idea. Meanwhile, I like what I see here! Also the bubble-octopus-woman thing.

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      Kevin Kearney on March 11, 2012

      in regard to The American Dream/student loans you might evoke the myth of Sisyphus - a very clever Greek god that eventually was "put to work" endlessly (frustratingly).

    25. Molly Crabapple 3-time creator on March 9, 2012

      Re: Stephen- Thank you so much for your beautiful words ,and the amazing work you're doing in your daughter's memory

    26. Molly Crabapple 3-time creator on March 9, 2012

      Re: Justin- So glad you saw my cover of the Anthology. I was so honored when Stephen used my work. Thanks for supporting this project!

    27. Justin Woo on March 9, 2012

      @Shimmergeek - LOVE CATS! :)

    28. Justin Woo on March 9, 2012

      Molly - thank you for speaking out on this important issue. I'm a poet, and I saw your art on the cover of the OWS poetry anthology, and wondered if you had any new work on the topic. Glad to see that you do. Art and artists are important.

    29. oscar falcón lara on March 8, 2012

      Dear Molly Crabapple, artist extraordinaire:

      I love what you do and just found out about your project, today. I have a question regarding shipping of the prints, I wonder if there is an additional fee for shipping to Monterrey, Mexico. (if there is a need to add shipping tho my reward level as i couldn't find info on this at the kickstarter page. )

      Thanks, and congratulations on your project getting funded!



    30. Molly Crabapple 3-time creator on March 8, 2012

      Re: Adrian- sure. Can you message me and we'll swap out something else from your package in return for a giclee.

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      Adrian Zollinger
      on March 8, 2012

      Very much looking forward to your success. Do you have any options for someone who would like a giclee print but backed a higher priced option that doesn't include one?

    32. Stephen Bingham on March 8, 2012

      Hi Molly, our daughter Sylvia was an activist and an artist but never got to realize most of her dreams as she was killed riding her bike to work in Cleveland 9/15/09 four months after college graduation (see so my wife and I wanted to help you a little bit to realize your dream. If other support is needed later, let us know. We might provide support through the fund.
      Steve Bingham

    33. ShimmerGeek on March 8, 2012

      ♫ ♪ We move like cagey tigers, we couldn't get closer than this, the way we walk, the way we talk, the way we stop, the way we kiss ♫ ♪