Olek’s New Yarn Car Exhibit

Posted on: September 30th, 2010 at 6:27 am by

Looks like Polish artist Olek is back on the beat, easily one-upping her previous yarn bike effort. Parked outside the Christopher Henry Gallery at 127 Elizabeth Street is this fabulous yarn car.  It’s sheathed in a sleeve of bright colors and interesting patterns, and quite hard to miss.

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Fresh off an appearance at the Cuchifritos space inside the Essex Street Market, Olek is now the centerpiece at the Christopher Henry Gallery.  This unique yarn car, along with a brand new yarn bike just a few yards to the north, are both part of her new exhibit, dubbed “Knitting is for Pus***.” The installation began September 9 and runs through October 17.

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Meanwhile, the original yarn bike is dying the slow death outside the Essex Street Market.

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What mode of transportation would like to be crocheted next?

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