Great American Bubble Machine - Molly Crabapple
Great American Bubble Machine is an allegorical work about how Goldman Sachs and other investment banks created the real estate bubble that destroyed the world economy when it popped in 2008. It’s part of Shell Game, her show that opens this weekend at the Smart Clothes Gallery at 154 Stanton St. in Manhattan:
“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.”
Right on, Molly - break a leg! If you’re in NYC this week go check it out; I wish I could.