Eye Candy (8)
By: Peggy Nelson | Categories: Kudos

Eye Candy is early this week. In New York, artist Molly Crabapple has been sketching the #OccupyWallStreet protesters and their signs.

Combining fluid draftsmanship with spontaneous verve, these portraits are both an homage and an argument. Here are real people, they seem to say, with real issues.

And here is their portrait gallery.


[Before a march, a woman shows the crowd the Lawyers Guild phone number on her stomach.]


[British journalist Laurie Penny files copy on Occupy Wall Street]

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All images and captions from www.mollycrabapple.com.

Molly Crabapple is the founder of Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School, a combination life drawing and burlesque event, either already in, or coming soon, to a city near you. Start one of your own.

— Linkage via @chelseyhotel

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Peggy Nelson is Arts Editor at HiLobrow, covering art, art-makers, and the virtual life; she was also HiLobrow's first Artist in Residence. She is a new media artist whose work involves fractured narratives in film, augmented reality, Twitter, and even objects on occasion. Follow her on Twitter at @otolythe.