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‘The Real Estate Show, What Next: 2014’ Debuts at Cuchifritos Gallery in Essex Market

Last modified April 10, 2014 at 3:19 pm

Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space is hosting an exhibit with particular relevance to the current real estate ongoings on the LES. In the wake of SPURA and other controversial neighborhood developments, The Real Estate Show, What Next: 2014 sparks discussion of these matters and rallies the community through art and other visual provocation. It serves […]

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Artists Alliance Holding Curatorial Open Call For 2015 Cuchifritos Gallery at the Essex Market

Posted January 27, 2014 at 10:49 am

Neighborhood non-profit Artists Alliance Inc. is looking to fill up its 2015 exhibition calendar for Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space, the free-to-the-public gallery located inside Essex Street Market. A curatorial open call is underway for all independent curators and arts professionals interested in submitting proposals. Among prior installations has been the work of everyone’s favorite yarn-bomber, […]

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Olek’s New Yarn Car Exhibit

Posted September 30, 2010 at 6:27 am

Looks like Polish artist Olek is back on the beat, easily one-upping her previous yarn bike effort. Parked outside the Christopher Henry Gallery at 127 Elizabeth Street is this fabulous yarn car.  It’s sheathed in a sleeve of bright colors and interesting patterns, and quite hard to miss.

Deterioration of Olek’s Yarn Bike

Posted July 29, 2010 at 6:11 am

Olek’s colorful yarn bike, which is still parked outside the Essex Street Market, has definitely seen better times.  The street is finally taking its toll. Over the last few weeks, sections of the crochet were peeled from the bicycle frame, and now the seat and rear wheel are visible again. This deterioration notwithstanding, the project […]

Olek is Artist Behind Lower East Side Yarn Bike

Posted May 25, 2010 at 6:12 am

Many thanks to Boogie reader Cathyann for pointing out the identity of the artist behind the lovable yarn bike, which has had a residency in the Lower East Side for some time now.  Olek is her name; mystery solved.