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Surreal-artist Molly Crabapple of New York witnessed and participated in last year’s Occupy Wall Street movement. That experience has inspired her to fund her own art exhibiton about the World Financial Crisis:
Shell Game is an art show about the world financial collapse, and the people who have risen up in protest against it. I’ll create nine giant paintings about the different parts of the collapse and the global movement fighting back (including Goldman Sachs, Greece, and Occupy Wall Street), but filter them through my lens of burlesque, surrealism, satire, and symbolic animals. Then, I’m going to rent a storefront in New York city, rig it out like a gambling parlor, and invite the city and the Internet to check it out for a week. -Molly Crabapple
And to circumvent Big Money support, Crabapple opened a Kickstarter site for this project last Tuesday and thus far, it has raised almost $45K. That’s $15K over the original goal being $30K. Pledges range from $1, all the way to $8000 and everything in between. Backers, depending on pledge level, get everything from access to live streaming of painting sessions, Crabapple pokerchips and play money, OG sketches, Giclee prints, and OG paintings. With great public support of this event, this looks to be a good one!
Right now, there is still time to jump in a make a pledge and reserve a spot for some good art (ends March 27th). Check out her Kickstarter project HERE.
Below is the first of nine giant paintings to be exhibited at the opening night sometime in early 2013 in New York City: