Posted November 8, 2016 at 5:05 am
You remember Olek, right? The world renowned, Polish-born yarn artist was the talk of the town several years ago for her crocheted creations around downtown. At first, it was shopping carts, bikes, and sleds. The subject matter became more ambitious: the Astor Place Alamo Cube (which just returned after a two-year break) and Wall Street […]
Last modified July 30, 2015 at 11:47 am
There’s another yarn bomber rocking the Lower East Side. Part Olek, part HOTTEA, fellow New Yorker London Kaye is adorning the outdoor surfaces of the city with her clever crocheting. One of her more recent pieces depicts a cartoonish Michael Peter Balzary, or, as most of the world knows him – Flea. That’s right, the Red Hot Chili […]
Posted May 19, 2014 at 6:03 am
Longtime graffiti writer Cope2 made headlines last week after painting the Bowery graffiti wall. But mostly for the wrong reasons. The South Bronx native was lambasted by Vandalog editor RJ Rushmore for his homophobic rants while attacking detractors. For his part, Cope2 insists that he’s got nothin’ but love for his gay friends, though admitted […]
Posted January 27, 2014 at 10:49 am
Neighborhood non-profit Artists Alliance Inc. is looking to fill up its 2015 exhibition calendar for Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space, the free-to-the-public gallery located inside Essex Street Market. A curatorial open call is underway for all independent curators and arts professionals interested in submitting proposals. Among prior installations has been the work of everyone’s favorite yarn-bomber, […]
Last modified January 8, 2014 at 7:58 am
The Little Italy Street Art Project tapped Olek for its first public piece of 2014. And it’s an ambitious one. Yesterday evening, despite the cold, the world renown crochet artist strung a tapestry along the Mulberry Street parking lot fence between Canal and Hester. Just below the Ron English mural from 2012. Using her trademark […]
Posted May 14, 2013 at 11:30 am
Friday afternoon found us roaming the recently remodeled Washington Square Park. It had been a long absence for us, but was the perfect day for a reunion. While there, we also caught a glimpse of Olek’s new publicity stunt. It was essentially a creative mashup of downtown notables. The Polish-born artist, who found success in recent […]
Posted January 28, 2013 at 6:29 am
Fresh off beating an assault rap across the pond in London, Olek is back to making art on the streets.
Posted September 5, 2012 at 6:28 am
The vacant garage adjacent to the BP station on East Houston is trading up. At least temporarily.