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05.05.14 Marina Galperina

Olek and Miss Van are having two concurrent shows at London’s Stolen Space gallery this month. Miss Van’s “Glamorous Darkness” offers a new “grown-up” series of “gauzy romantic compositions” with a “surreal quality of burlesque.” In “Let’s Not Get Caught, Let’s Keep Going,” Olek re-stages some of Miss Van’s paintings as photographs in crochet form. Besides their […]

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02.19.14 Aymann Ismail

“I can crochet with my eyes closed,” London Kaye said as she finished covering a subway pole in a colorful web of yarn. It was Valentine’s Day and with a bag of mini yarn hearts she made during her lunch break in tow, she set out to cover the inside of the train car in crochet. “The goal […]

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11.06.13 Marina Galperina

“I can’t believe it came down so quickly,” London Kaye tells ANIMAL. “I put it up yesterday!” The Southern California expat affixed her crotchet-tribute to Invader’s LES Snow White piece on her lunch break. It didn’t last long on that fence in the Meatpacking District. “In the past, pieces have stayed up for months! Oh well, it […]

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09.30.13 Marina Galperina

The very popular television show about a high school chemistry teacher-turned-drug king pin ended last night. So, what are Breaking Bad addicts to do, now that they’ve been cut off… forever? Well, they could head over to the corner of Dekalb and Spencer, where artist London Kaye O’Donnell, who has been crocheting her “heart out” since she was […]

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08.09.12 Marina Galperina

And now, Polish-born New York-based artist Olek takes her art practicing of crochet-bombing everything from the Wall Street “Bull” to Antony Gormley’s sculpture clones to its ultimate WTF climax. A Polish rap video! Or rather, a spoken word poetic performance scored with light IDM, allegedly. It was shot in a real Polish prison (cred!). Its actors are doing […]

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08.15.11 Marina Galperina

Chronic crochet bomber Olek’s newest show at Jonathan Levine is nothing but rips. There’s a crochet Invader. There’s a crochet installation version of Annie Leibovitz’s portrait of Keith Haring. Olek even stole the “great artist steal” quote Banksy stole from Picasso. There’s an Olek Supreme art skate deck… or not, maybe it’s just the usual […]

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