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This Is What Happens When Two Powerful Female Street Artists Join Forces

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.17.2014 | Arts

It's a good day when we catch word of an exhibition honoring a female street artist, a rare and sadly under-exposed breed. It's an even more glorious ...

The Women Of Global Street Art

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 03.04.2014 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

An international team of heavy hitting women in street art are the centerpiece of the Wynwood District this weekend as Jeffrey Deitch returns to Miami...

Write. Send. Read. Delete.

Olek | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Olek

It has never been just a crocheted room. It is my comment on life, communication, modern relationships, private versus public. Everything that enters or leaves me will sooner or later become a crocheted work or inspire one.

Russia's Pride (PHOTOS)

Olek | Posted 11.20.2013 | Arts
Olek

The recent government decision regarding gay rights in Russia made me want to boycott the country. Then, at a dinner with my three best friends, who happen to be gay, we all agreed that I should take the opportunity that St. Petersburg's Galeria presented to make a statement.

The Train That Stands Still

Olek | Posted 10.14.2013 | Arts
Olek

I tend to crochet a lot of things that move. It's true. I crochet bicycles, cars, strollers, sleds, pedicabs, people. I've always been in motion. My work must always be moving.

Yarn Artist Returns To Poland With Huge Technicolor Train

Posted 08.05.2013 | Arts

The Polish-born artist and yarn master extraordinaire, Olek, has returned to her motherland for a pretty impressive technicolor public art project. Ov...

We Want Nothing More Than To Ride In This Crochet Rickshaw

Posted 07.02.2013 | Arts

We've always had a soft spot for the yarn-crazed wonder known as Olek, but her newest creation, a crochet rickshaw, takes our obsession to new heights...

Can Art Have A Sense Of Humor?

Annie Buckley | Posted 08.18.2013 | Arts
Annie Buckley

With Curatorial Intern: Katie Hernandez Humor is not usually the first thing that comes up when we talk about contemporary art. Theory, yes. Ideas,...

Listen to My Art Speak for Itself

Olek | Posted 06.24.2013 | Arts
Olek

For me, life, crochet and art are inseparable. Anyone who enters my world will be sooner or later become transformed into my pieces. Lovers, friends, complete strangers. But then they undress, step inside my full body suits and wait to be stitched in.

The First Crocheted Billboard

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 03.14.2013 | Arts

Olek has struck again, this time bringing her crocheted magic to the sky-level billboards of Oakland, California. First crocheted billboard ever! ...

Don't Call Her A 'Yarn-Bomber'

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 05.06.2013 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

For those who follow this sort of thing, street artist Olek has monopolized the category for pink and purple camouflage crochet sculpture on the stree...

The Best Street Art Of 2012

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 02.16.2013 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Of the 10,000 images he snapped of Street Art this year, photographer Jaime Rojo gives us 110 that represent some of the most compelling, interesting,...

Einstein Gets Yarn-Bombed

Posted 07.31.2012 | Arts

How do we know that yarn-bombing artist Olek has arrived in Washington, D.C. for her exhibit at the Smithsonian Museum? Because a 12-foot statue of Al...

The Craziest Thing You'll See Today: Crocheted Alligator Playground Edition

Posted 07.18.2012 | Arts

Polish-born, Brooklyn-based crochet master Olek is known for her delightful crocheted graffiti, brightening up New York's urban streets via crocheted ...

Street Art, Bomb Scares, and Times of Anxiety

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 07.23.2012 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Last Friday morning all was going normally on the streets of Williamsburg, Brooklyn as the cool, crisp breeze of a sunny May day made New York as it ...

Reweaving the World as I See it

Tracey Harnish | Posted 06.25.2012 | Arts
Tracey Harnish

2012-04-25-pullquote.jpgOlek takes common objects and transforms them with a covering of crocheted yarn. Below Olek answers some questions about the meaning of her work.

WATCH: Crochet Artist Olek Now Knitting Balloon Suits

Posted 03.19.2012 | New York

Crochet artist and knitting vigilante Olek, whose crochet shopping carts, Wall Street Bull or say, Astor Place cube you may have seen around town, is ...

The Week In Art: Brothels, Naked Poets And Crochets Gone Wild!

Posted 01.27.2012 | Arts

Things got a little hot and heavy at HuffPost Arts this week. There were some photos of some brothels and some women throwing themselves at men ... we...

When Yarn Attacks!

Posted 01.25.2012 | Arts

Many people who take up crocheting do so not entirely for the product but for the process, the smooth rhythm of loop after loop, knot after knot, cont...

Miami Int'l Art Fair: It's On A Boat! (PHOTOS)

Posted 03.07.2012 | Miami

Miami International Art Fair stands out from other local art showcases for two reasons: 1.) It's held after the overwhelming deluge of Art Basel Miami...

LOOK: Olek Crochets Astor Place Cube

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 12.03.2011 | New York

Ready for fall's crisp weather? So is the Astor Place Cube apparently! The Alamo, or as more commonly known as the Cube, debuted a new look last n...

PHOTOS: This Artist Crochets Seemingly Everything In Sight

StyleLikeU | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
StyleLikeU

As tough as it is, adversity can be such a gift. Olek grew up in socialist Poland and she describes it as cold, gray, industrial and full of coal mine...

WATCH: Wall Street Bull Crocheted By Artist Olek

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Think crocheting a hat is hard? Then New York artist and crocheter-extraordinaire Olek will put your skills to further shame. Olek has recently croche...

Artlog's Top Art & Culture Picks

Artlog | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Artlog

The September gallery-opening season is hitting big time, and our list of must-see openings runs from desk-to-ceiling.