Bernard Rosenthal’s “Alamo” (1967) gets the Olek treatment. (photo courtesy Alex Sarkesian)

Is there anything Olek won’t crochet? Is anyone or thing safe from her maniacal need to cover things up? Another question we’re pondering, do we like Bernard Tony Rosenthal’s “Alamo” (1967) better this way? Hmmm …

Olek is so gangsta she has a video of the making of. Another thing, Astor Place isn’t exactly a low-traffic area. How did the cops not see her do this?

YouTube video

Gothamist has some nice pics of the installation.

UPDATE: It has already been taken down:!/hyperallergic/statuses/120990167396909057

Hrag Vartanian is editor-in-chief and co-founder of Hyperallergic.

10 replies on “Astor Place Cube Latest to Get a Crocheted Cozy [UPDATED]”

  1. Hm, I wonder if NYPD isn’t concerned with other things atm? Prime time for some friendly vandalism.

  2. I actually just saw Olek herself taking photographs of the knitted cube. Here’s a photo from this morning as I was walking to work.

      1. It also oddly works well with the weird Flaming Cactus color cable tie installation on all the poles in Astor, which I didn’t think was possible for anything.

        1. I don’t mind changing it, but I didn’t think the link pointed that out clearly at all. It just suggests he likes to be called Tony but his official name is Bernard.

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