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
  • swwweeettt!!

    gabs says:
  • Its Amazing, very sweet colours. I Like.

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    Reene says:
  • Why didn’t they leave it for a week so we could all enjoy it. Funny they couldn’t plow but they can mobilize to undo a work of art.

    NY artist says:
  • Sounds just like London where everything comes to a standstill because of a little snow, or leaves on the track. Also, where you see roadworks barriers all over the town, but nobody working on the roads!
    Love the sweater, the colours, the concept. Great!

    Leslie says:
  • Would have been great to see when the snow hit. Boo to the City Caretakers d;-teehee)

    Jetwax says:
  • Check out portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos.
    http://www.joanavasconcelos.com/

    Rui Pereira says:

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