Charging Bull with Sweater



Street artist Agata Olek covered the Charging Bull sculpture in Manhattan with a pink and purple crocheted skin! But why?
"I wanted to make it for all those people who couldn't make it to their families and for those people who don't have coats and don't have any money."

Olek is originally from Poland, but when she couldn't make it home to see her family, she thought of all the others who might be spending this holiday far from their loved ones.

The crocheted Charging Bull is her Christmas gift to NYC, she says, and a tribute to the sculptor of the bull, Arturo Di Modica, who placed the bull on Wall Street just before Christmas of 1989.

The sweater only lasted a couple of hours- long enough to get its picture taken before Bowling Green park employees removed it. Link -via Laughing Squid

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eNonsense.

Arts and crafts. This is crafts. It's a cute idea, granted, but don't pretend you're doing something to help draw attention to any plight. She did it for fun and to get a little fame.

I don't think anybody really cares that she covered up a bull with yarn momentarily. Most of the comments here revolve around the crafter's honesty with herself and others in saying that she did it for some vague cause.
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No. Speaking as someone who minored in fine arts, no, I don't 'get' art at all. In fact, the point completely sailed over my head.

(removing tongue from cheek)
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