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Molly Crabapple drawings for "A Message from the Future with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez", 2019-2020

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Call No.: MS#2014
Bib ID 14634633 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Crabapple, Molly
Title Molly Crabapple drawings for "A Message from the Future with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez", 2019-2020
Physical Description 0.42 Linear Feet (1 flat box)
Language(s) English .
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22 gouache, acrylic, and ink drawings on 12"xl6" sheets of Arches watercolor paper. Drawings were originally used in the animation "A Message from the Future with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez". Originally presented by Naomi Klein and The Intercept, the short film is illustrated by Molly Crabapple, produced by Sharp As Knives, and was released April 17th 2019 in promotion of the Green New Deal. The set also includes a printout of the storyboard, and 4 additional rough sketches.

A Message from the Future is a work that coincided with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's House Resolution 109, "Recognizing the duty of the Federal Government to create a Green New Deal." The animated video is a collaboration between Ocasio-Cortez and staff at The Intercept, including Naomi Klein, as well as co-directors Kim Boekbinder and Jim Batt. Ocasio-Cortez and Avi Lewis co-write the script and the original artwork is by Molly Crabapple

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Molly Crabapple is an author and artist whose recent work includes Brothers of the Gun, A Memoir of the Syrian War, that was long listed for a National Book Award and was the focus of an exhibit and exhibition catalog at Haverford College. Her work is part of the permanent collections of the New York Historical Society, Museum of Modern Art, the Library of Congress, and is hanging in the Colorado State House.