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Yarn-bombing artist Olek is in trouble for crocheting an underwater sculpture off the coast of Mexico. Wearing scuba gear, the artist dove into Cancun’s Underwater Museum and encased a sculpture in yarn, making it look like a colorful, fuzzy bomb. The profusely self-documented stunt was made in an effort to raise awareness for environmental causes. The artist failed to consider her […]

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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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Olek‘s projects seem to be taking on increasingly epic proportions. For her latest yarn-bombing venture, she returned to Mother Poland to bedeck an enormous dysfunctional Px48 locomotive with her signature bursts of rainbow-camoflauge splendor. With the help of four assistants, the project took her two days to complete and will remain in the town of […]

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Yarn-bombing street diva Olek strikes again, this time bedecking a giant billboard in Oakland with her token neon pink crochet camo and a flirty statement: Boys! According to her Twitter, this is “The first crocheted billboard ever!” which is really not all that shocking, considering the painstaking effort it must have taken to cover the […]

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Yarn Bomb Queen of the Universe Olek premiered her solo exhibition, The End is Far, at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery in Chelsea this week. The show, inspired by her year-long house arrest following a violent altercation with that drunk guy in London, whisks visitors away to Olek’s pink-and-gold camouflage crochet heaven. Expanding on her signature […]

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After a year of legal purgatory following a bogus (if not career-enhancing) assault charge in London, crochet-bombing street queen Olek has finally returned to her old stomping grounds — and she’s wasted no time reacquainting New Yorkers with her work. Apparently using the city’s recent blustery cold spell as her muse, Olek is back at […]

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Polish-born Booklynite crochet-bomber artist Agata Oleksiak a.k.a. Olek was arrested on October 6th, 2011 charged with two counts for possession of a bladed article in a public place in London, following an encounter with a drunken man who, according to Olek, verbally and physically assaulted her. Since the start of the trial, Olek has been tagged with an ankle monitor and […]

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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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What happens when New York’s most famous guerrilla crochet bomber takes on the famous British artist plopping cast metal clones of himself everywhere? Two IRL memes of the art world collide and claws come out. So, two of 100 Antony Gormleys on Crosby beach in Merseyside, UK got neon crocheted by Olek. Gormley says: “I […]

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NYC crochet-bomber Olek is kind of sweet. A little while ago, some kids decided to burn the street installation she made for an art festival in Poznan, Poland. They easily got caught, but she took pity on them. […]

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