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The Resource Drawing blood : a memoir, Molly Crabapple

Drawing blood : a memoir, Molly Crabapple

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Drawing blood : a memoir
Title
Drawing blood
Title remainder
a memoir
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Molly Crabapple
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eng
Summary
In language that is fresh, visceral, and deeply moving{u2014}and illustrations that are irreverent and gorgeous{u2014}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 after 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{u2014}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{u2014}from student demonstrations in London to Occupy Wall Street in her own backyard{u2014}led Molly to turn her talents to a new form of witness journalism, reporting from places such as Guantanamo, Syria, Rikers Island, and the labor camps of Abu Dhabi. Using both words and artwork to shed light on the darker corners of American empire, she has swiftly become one of the most original and galvanizing voices on the cultural stage
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Drawing blood : a memoir, Molly Crabapple
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Publication
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky2ocm78879055
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
338 pages
Isbn
9780062323644
Lccn
bl2015044785
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations
Label
Drawing blood : a memoir, Molly Crabapple
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky2ocm78879055
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
338 pages
Isbn
9780062323644
Lccn
bl2015044785
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations

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