Olek’s Alamo Cube Sweater Stripped

Posted on: October 4th, 2011 at 6:18 am by

The colorful camouflage was awesome while it lasted. News of Olek’s early morning yarn-bombing (4:30 am) of the Alamo Cube in Astor Place yesterday raced across the internets like wild fire. By afternoon, though, authorities were busy snipping away the new knit sweater. In response to the actions of The Man, Olek pleaded via Twitter to salvage the scraps for use in future street exhibits around the world (“hey dude… could i have my crocheted pieces back? i’m not upset i just want to reuse on another continent!”). Over twelve hours in prime public view…not bad.

[Photo Credit: @ArtObserved]

What we didn’t notice about the sweater at first, however, was the message stitched into the pattern. “I’m still proud of what I do for a living.” Meanwhile, numerous readers have steered us to this video of the whole installation process. Ladders and all.

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