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?