Olek

Olek Crochets Epic Sao Paulo Alligator

Posted July 20, 2012 at 6:19 am

Olek recently linked up with SESC to sheath the Márcia Maria Benevento-designed playground with her token colorful camouflage.

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Olek Partners with Samsung in New Galaxy Note Commercial

Posted June 21, 2012 at 10:12 am

In a shill to allegedly help offset a mountain of legal fees stemming from an incident late last year, Olek recently became the latest spokesperson for Samsung.

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Olek’s Crocheted Kicks Dangling Above Broome and Eldridge

Posted June 19, 2012 at 6:19 am

Dangling shoes are probably one of the more unique features of the Lower East Side streetscape.

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Yarn Revolt on the Bowery

Posted June 6, 2012 at 6:18 am

This revolution will not be televised…it’ll be blogged about. Ambling up the Bowery, you may notice the multicolored summer sweater hugging a lightpole at the southwest corner of Rivington Street. It’s not, as you might imagine, the handiwork of Olek, who pretty much commands a monopoly on crocheted street art around the Lower East Side. […]

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Olek Crochets a Message for Jersey Street

Posted May 25, 2012 at 6:47 am

A cryptic clue from Boogie favorite Olek was all it took, and we high-tailed it down to Jersey Street.

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HOTTEA Yarn-Bombs the Lower East Side

Posted May 10, 2012 at 6:28 am

Olek isn’t the only graffiti artist yarn-bombing the Lower East Side these days. Meet HOTTEA.

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Olek Decorates Barcelona for Her Birthday [Video]

Posted April 19, 2012 at 10:18 am

Boogie favorite Agata Olek spent her birthday this year (April 5) yarn bombing the Raval neighborhood in Barcelona.

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Olek’s Crocheted Balloon Funhouse at the Krause Gallery

Posted March 16, 2012 at 6:18 am

To be honest we did a quick pat-down to make sure all sharp objects were quarantined before entry. The last thing we wanted was to become the party popper by deflating the entire exhibit.

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Olek Returns Tomorrow Night with “Synthetic Nature” at Krause Gallery

Posted March 14, 2012 at 10:27 am

At first it seems rather preposterous – an Olek show without the token camouflage yarn? Isn’t that a contradiction in terms?

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Olek Posts Bail; New Exhibit Coming to Krause Gallery

Posted February 8, 2012 at 10:22 am

The mysterious placement was definitely no accident; there was an ulterior motive. One that involves the rather unlikely return of the Polish-born artist to the Lower East Side.

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