• Oct 22, 2010
Olek's crocheted Morris Minor – Click above to watch video after the jump

We can only hope that the art world has as much trouble understanding us we have trying to fathom its hows and whys. Brooklyn-based, Polish-born artist Olek just closed her installation, "Knitting is for Pus****" in which she swaddled a host of everyday objects in vividly colored crocheted garb. Everything from bicycles to televisions and living, breathing people got the yarn treatment, including a plaster remake of a 1959 Morris Minor. Near as we can tell, the vehicle isn't in any sort of operational state, so don't start thinking you can strip the threads and have yourself a decent project vehicle.

As of writing, the current bid is at $1,525 with the reserve not met and a little over nine hours left on the auction. If you're thinking this is your next must-have piece of modern art, head to the interwebs and get your bid going. If nothing else, it'd be a great way to get into a Morris Minor-shaped blanket. Hit the jump for a look at the installation's opening.



[Source: eBay Motors]

OLEK - "KNITTING IS FOR PUS*****" Opening reception from kai on Vimeo.



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      • 4 Years Ago
      The old Morris Minor was far more iconic than the 1970's Morris Marina and Ital. This art car would make a great addition to any car-art exhibition ...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Damn. I missed it. Would have been a great event to take grandma to.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I could not buy that for any price - too many strings attached.