Apparently we're way behind the curve on this one, but reader Retro Audrey pointed us in the direction of Dr. Sketchy's last week and we can't let this one go. Three years ago artist Moly Crabapple (currently showing in a group show at Ad Hoc Gallery in New York) founded Dr. Sketchy's, an "anti-art event" in New York that has now expanded to 50 locations worldwide. The events, which occur bi-weekly (at least in the Brooklyn location), are titillating takes on the "natural" art class, where a model poses nude for a group of art students. But at Dr. Sketchy's burlesque, glam, and girlie models pose for the artists in various states of undress in a party atmosphere that includes "ridiculous art contests (best incorporation of a woodland animal? Best imagined costume?), comedic skits good music and flashy prizes." And of course, liquor is served. Preferably absinthe.
Been to an event? Send us a sketch and we'll post whatever we get. As long as our ISP doesn't censor us.
Art by Molly Crabapple
Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School
Molly Crabapple's Official Site