olek crochets the new york stock exchange's charging bull
olek crochets the new york stock exchange's charging bull olek crochets the new york stock exchange's charging bull
jan 03, 2011
olek crochets the new york stock exchange's charging bull

the charging bull wearing a crocheted sweater by olek on wall street, new york city
image courtesy of olek




days before new york faced its whiteout snowstorm of the year, the wall street bull received a multi-coloured sweater over the holiday weekend. in the early hours of christmas eve, new york-based guerilla artist olek crocheted together a number of handmade panels to give the 7,100 pound bronze statue a festive skin. influenced by the original sculptor of the bull, arturo di modica, who in another guerrilla act placed the bull in its current location on christmas of 1987, the project is a direct christmas gift to the people of new york.


unfortunately, the bull was stripped of its sweater the morning after by the city’s caretakers.

olek mid-assembly



crocheting together patches


olek and the charging bull
video courtesy of olek

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