Olek Crocheted the Wall Street Bull

Posted on: December 27th, 2010 at 2:01 pm by

We’ve seen such great guerrilla action from street artist Olek.  There have been grownup yarn bikes, kiddie yarn bikes, and yarn cars.  But her ambitious new project tops them all! Before the storm yesterday, the street artist crocheted her trademark cover for the bull sculpture down near Wall Street.  It didn’t last long, though.  According to Animal NY, the bull was skinned after just two hours.  So at this point, it’s probably freezing its skivvies off!

Anyway, Olek sent an email blast explaining her intentions:

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.

This crocheted cover represents my best wishes to all of us.  It will be a great, prosperous year with many wonderful surprises!!!

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