Agata Olek Astor Place Cube Sculpture Crocheted | Video

By - October 10th, 2011

Agata Olek  Astor Place Cube Sculpture Crocheted | Video

It was 4:30 am in the morning. New York-base videographer Eric Brown suppose to be in bed. Yet, he found himself out and about at Astor Place. There was a very good reason for him to be there during such ungodly hours. After creating a segment for PBS’ City Art on Agata Olek, the artist asked him document her latest subject – The Alamo. Also fondly known as the Astor Place Cube, the moveable steel sculpture by the late Tony Rosenthal became a “crocheted” masterpiece (or some called “yarn bombed”) by Agata Olek over the course of 30 minutes. As for Eric Brown, here is what he said…

After working with Olek on a PBS Off Book episode, she asked me if I would shoot an upcoming project. Once she told me what it was, I said sure! Then she told me she would be doing the work at 4:30 am. :)

It’s 8:52 am right now in New York as I write this, and I shot the video from 4:30 am to around 4:50 am. Rapid turnaround, early and often. I hope you enjoy seeing Olek and her crew at work, and if you know New York, you’ll get a kick out of seeing the “Astor Place Cube” all dressed up.

Oh, and if you look closely, you’ll see that the sentence crocheted onto the covering is: “I’m still proud of what I do for a living”.

P.S. – You will finally see The Alamo move as well…

Astor Place Cube
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Agata Olek  Astor Place Cube Sculpture Crocheted | Video
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