Urban Knitting Hits The Charging Bull

Urban Knitting Hits The Charging Bull

New York street artist Olek has just completed her most ambitious project yet. Known for her urban crocheting, Olek has gained a lot of exposure in the last year with her innovative and eye catching approach to street art. Recently she took her art to the Charging Bull in Wall Street, where she encapsulated it

December 29, 2010

New York street artist Olek has just completed her most ambitious project yet. Known for her urban crocheting, Olek has gained a lot of exposure in the last year with her innovative and eye catching approach to street art.

Recently she took her art to the Charging Bull in Wall Street, where she encapsulated it inside crocheted neon.

It was truly a year of guerrilla actions that opened a new path in my crocheted investigations. I started it with a bike and ended up with the Charging Bull as a Christmas gift to NYC and a tribute to the sculptor of the bull, Arturo di Modica, who in another guerrilla act, placed the bull on Wall Street in Christmas of 1987 as a symbol of the strength and power of the American people following the 1987 Stock Market crash.

Are you a fan of urban knitting? Do you think Olek’s latest piece was an effective artistic expression or an eyesore on Manhattan? Let us know on Facebook or in the comments!

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