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“I’M STILL PROUD TO SAY WHAT I DO FOR A LIVING” by Olek

Olek @ Astor Place Cube
Astor Place, NYC 10/3/11

Earlier in the week, Guerilla street artist Olek adorned the Astor Place cube (a scultpural staple of Lower Manhattan) with an enormous crochet covering. The text at the top of the cube reads “I’M STILL PROUD TO SAY WHAT I DO FOR A LIVING.” Sadly, the city removed the cover within a few hours– days of crochet looping destroyed in a matter of minutes. Sigh. If you missed the (extremely) temporary public artwork, check out this video of the pre-dawn installation and see how one covers an unwieldy sculpture in what’s essentially an oversized afghan.

By the way, this isn’t the first time Olek wrapped something in her signature camouflage. With the help of a crochet hook, she’s covered the Wall St. Bull, a bike under the Brooklyn Bridge and an entire studio apartment– just to name a few!

Astor Place Cube
The Cube: Before & After
olek screen grab
Olek covers the cube (screen grab from video)
Olek
Olek in her installation at the Christopher Henry Gallery (2011)
Olek installation at the Christopher Henry Gallery (2011)
sculptures- olek
Wall Street Bull (2010)
crocheted piano
crocheted piano & player

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