A Love Letter to 2011
April 9, 2013 2:39 PM   Subscribe

Molly Crabapple's Shell Game "Illustrates Occupy and the Revolutions of 2011"

Democracy, Ow: A Q&A with Discordia authors Laurie Penny and Molly Crabapple
Street Art And The New Bohemian
Art After Occupy
When I got the job as a staff artist at a nightclub, the dream came true. It was the sort of impossibly swank joint where Saudi princelings blew $20,000 a night on champagne. Meanwhile, onstage, the world’s best vaudeville performers would do acrobatic, carefully choreographed acts about cutting off banker’s heads. My boss had the depravity of a Borgia prince, but goddamn, he understood my art. I drew my beloved performers as gods. Customers were coke snorting pigs.

It got me thinking that all it takes to get political is a sharp eye, a mocking disposition, a discomfort with your place.
posted by the man of twists and turns (11 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite

2011. I remember it as if it were only yesterday.
posted by Halogenhat at 4:58 PM on April 9, 2013

From twitter: @gemini_scorpio: Didn't think this would happen: New York ordered to pay up over NYPD's destruction of Occupy property. #ows http://t.co/qWkZGtuJTx
posted by The Whelk at 8:49 PM on April 9, 2013 [2 favorites]

wow, that illustration is beautiful. put me down as another "my god, I remember it like it was yesterday."
posted by You Can't Tip a Buick at 9:09 PM on April 9, 2013

Yeah sometimes I freak out that's 2013 and "what the hell did I do for the last two years?' and then I remember -oh wait THAT THING.
posted by The Whelk at 9:15 AM on April 10, 2013

New York ordered to pay up over NYPD's destruction of Occupy property.

NYPD Raid on Occupy Wall Street Just Cost the City $350,000

Thanks, NYPD: OWS Library Wins Settlement As City Hemorrhages More Money
posted by homunculus at 12:49 AM on April 11, 2013

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