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Epic Yarn Bombing! Answered

New York yarn artist Olek has pulled off an act of epic yarn bombing. She crocheted a cover for the Wall Street bull. Incidentally the bull itself was another act of guerrilla street art, having been placed there without permission in 1987 by artist Arturo Di Modica. 

OLEK AND THE CHARGING BULL ON WALL STREET from olek on Vimeo.

Thanks to for the tip from our very own Natalina

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MariaCraftMedley
MariaCraftMedley

9 years ago

That has got to be one of the coolest things I've ever seen!

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VivaLaBomba
VivaLaBomba

9 years ago

Simply gorgeous! Kudos to the artist, and I love that it's a bomb on another guerilla piece of art.

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kstarbuck
kstarbuck

9 years ago

love, love, LOVE it! Thank you, this is wonderful!! Bull jammies!

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Pizzapie500
Pizzapie500

9 years ago

Yay! Now the bull has camofluage!

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snotty
snotty

9 years ago

I love it! What a great way to soften the concrete jungle.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

9 years ago

Wow! How long did it take to make something like that?

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pinklady53
pinklady53

9 years ago

Oh yeah! That's what I'm talking about! You go girl!!

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Kiteman
Kiteman

9 years ago

Do we know how long the cosie lasted?

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Culturespy
Culturespy

Reply 9 years ago

It was only hours before it was taken down. Kind of sad.

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D00M99
D00M99

Reply 9 years ago

Awwww that's sad.

Who took it down? And did it make the news?

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Culturespy
Culturespy

Reply 9 years ago

The city took it down. Ni idea if it made the news. My guess is it at least got a mention. She intended it as a Christmas gift to New York.

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 9 years ago

Haven't seen anything on it except this post. The City does sleep.

The white security vehicle parked watching the activity does seem to indicate she got the necessary permits to swaddle the bull. You can do anything...for a price. Most likely it is the downtown improvement district rent-a-cop, although the streets are patrolled by various city and federal agencies with it's close proximity to Ground Zero.

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CB2001
CB2001

9 years ago

I personally would have covered the whole thing with Post-It Notes.

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Mirime
Mirime

9 years ago

maby they didn't like the pink in the cover

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ClaudiaRN
ClaudiaRN

9 years ago

This type of activity is on the increase - we all need to do one!!! There even have been whole day event world-wide by fiber nuts - encase tree trunk, huge rocks, More monuments need this, even if taken down. Too bad the City of NY didn't embrace this "treasure"!

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starofpdx
starofpdx

9 years ago

And Aznemily, I absolutely love that you posted on 1.11.11 at 11:11!

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jessandstavro
jessandstavro

9 years ago

That is lovely and inspiring!