December 28th, 2010

Feeling Bullish

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Hi Everyone

I was cruising around Twitter and found this via Guy Kawasaki, founder of Alltop.com among other things:

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New York-based artist Agata Olek aka “Crocheted Olek” covered the entire Wall Street Bull in crochet.  According to Ms. Olek’s blog this was her  “. . . Christmas gift to NYC and a tribute to the sculptor of the bull, Arturo di Modica, who in another guerrilla act, placed the bull on Wall Street in Christmas of 1987 as a symbol of the “strength and power of the American people” following the 1987 Stock Market crash.”  Reports are that the covering was removed after about 2 hours by city officials, which is unfortunate.

I only wish Ms. Olek gave more background into the design process, how long it took to make, what yarn was used, etc.    The piece fits the bull so perfectly. . . . . .

What do you think?

Kathy

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  • M&Cs

    Does that sweater come in cow print?

  • Anonymous

    Hah! Great question!

  • Bpy129

    WOW, That was quite an undertaking and to think that so few were able to appreciate the workmanship and artistry.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XZZXHHQ7KWYVDMN77HI5L4PPX4 PATP

    http://vimeo.com/18306137 Check out how she ‘installed’ it.

  • Anonymous

    PATP – Thank you SO much for providing that link to the video! I’m going to put up a quick separate post with the link so everyone can see it. I don’t want it to be lost in the comments. Thanks again!