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    Posted May 27, 2012 by
    JoyfulGypsy
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    Art where you live

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    Crochet Bicycle - Unusual Street Art (New York City)

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     JoyfulGypsy was in New York City in April, 2011, when she capture this photograph. She describes coming across the crochet bicycle as unexpected and whimsical. She learned later on that the crocheted bicycle was a part of an art installation by a Polish artist name Agata Oleksiak. JoyfulGypsy says she has been photographing street art for many years and has an extensive collection. 'I enjoy [street art], it adds color, beauty and tone,' she says.
    - Jareen, CNN iReport producer

    I came upon this crochet bicycle with attached baby seat while walking down Delancey Street in New York City in April of 2011.

     

    In such a busy, crowded city as New York, where people are often in a rush and preoccupied with one hundred different things, it's a nice surprise to come upon something as whimsical and unexpected as this playful work of street art.

     

    Because it was so unusual, I stopped, took the attached photo and walked away with an unexpected smile.

     

    * After doing a little research, I found that this crochet bicycle was part of an art installation by Agata Oleksiak.  She is an artist from Poland that goes by the name "Olek."

     


    Photo by Lulis Leal
    New York City
    April 2011

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