Olek Yarn Cart Spotted on Rivington Street

Posted on: October 28th, 2011 at 6:28 am by

While the Lower East Side awaits another yarn-bombing of epic proportions (a la Astor Cube), Polish-born artist Agata Olek continues to crochet smaller items for the Street.

Most of Olek’s latest yarn-carts have been spotted in the East Village, from Tompkins to Cooper Square. The somewhat functional creations even made for some comical street theater. Indeed, homeless dudes were spotted with the grocery carts, scavenging the neighborhood for goods.

Another such crocheted shopping cart was recently chained to the Clemente Soto Velez Center scaffolding at the corner of Rivington and Suffolk Street. This one sports opposing color variations on her trademark camouflage pattern. So far, it has yet to become a depository for street trash. But that will probably change in due course.

UPDATE: We spoke too soon.  Here’s the same cart not a day later…

Thanks to KT for the photos.

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